The James River Park System
Owned by the City of Richmond, the JRPS is a public park in Richmond Virginia. The Friends are citizen stewards of the James River Park. We provide ongoing support for conservation, enhancement, and recreational enjoyment of the park, while protecting its natural and historic environments, in partnership with the City of Richmond Department of Parks & Recreation.
Watch & Listen
Discover & Play
Take a class with JRPS Education Staff. All of our programs seek to improve the quality of access to the Park’s unique ecology and recreational opportunities, and we offer programs throughout the year.
Learn to identify flora and fauna, fish for the Big One, listen to bird calls, and explore the geologic history of the Fall Line. JRPS environmental education programs help students of all ages experience the Park’s wild places while getting to know the Park more deeply. Explore today! »
Want to learn to navigate the Lower James by kayak? Climb to the top of Manchester Wall? Explore the Park’s trail systems by foot or by bike? JRPS educators emphasize front-country Leave No Trace ethics while seeking to give you an experience that will stoke your sense of adventure. Let’s play! »
Volunteer & Give
In 1882, Cutshaw supervised the construction of the Richmond Pump House. Built with local granite, this Victorian Gothic shrine to industry and nature was erected along the Kanawha Canal…read more
Your input is valuable to the formation of the James River Park Master Plan. The survey will be available until March 15, 2019.read more
Katherine has served on the executive committee of the FOJRP Board for the last five years and headed up the Master Plan task force last year.read more
The Friends’ monthly volunteer projects are back in full swing after a short summer break. These Saturday work groups are a great way to get out in the park!read more
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