James River Park

Richmond's Natural Playground

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We are citizen stewards of the James River Park. We provide ongoing support for conservation, enhancement, and recreational enjoyment of the James River Park, while protecting its natural and historic environments.

News from the park

  • We’re Counting on You for Giving Tuesday

    Today is Giving Tuesday, a day of global generosity where many different non-profit organizations make their pitch for why and how you should support the work they do.

  • Some Thanks from the Park Staff

    The James River Park System staff shared memories and experiences with family in thanks to our region’s crown jewel.

  • A Happy Thanksgiving!

    Thanksgiving has become one of my favorite holidays because giving thanks is such a huge part of my job. I am glad to be able to have this time to remind you how grateful I am for the opportunity to work with you in the JRPS.

  • What Does the Environment Mean to You?

    Our JRPS education partners are hard at work developing an Environmental Literacy Plan for Richmond Public Schools, and we would appreciate your insight in the drafting process.

  • A Fall Update and Your Support

    The Park is full of color and life this time of year and it is my favorite time to be outdoors. As we prepare for winter projects, I thought this would be a great time to update you all on what we have been up to.

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    Meet Our Latest Parkstars

    Every month the Friends of James River Park features an individual, recognizing them for their outstanding contributions to the park and the organization. These are our ParkStars.

    Today in the Park


    Know the river level before venturing into the James River. Life jackets are strongly recommended at all water levels due to swift currents, hazards, and unknown depths. River levels between 4 – 5.5ft are ideal for paddle sports, swimming, and other river recreation, while levels above 6ft are much more hazardous. Click on each icon to explore conditions and events in the Park today.

    River Level

    Check the James River levels from the Westham Gauge before your trip


    The River below Richmond is affected by ocean tides

    Trail Conditions

    Find out if it's too muddy to bike or hike today


    Plan for sun and fun, and prepare for potential rain


    See what's happening in & around the Park

    Explore the Park

    Report an Issue Form

    To report an emergency please call 911 immediately. Please use this form to report an issue in the Park such as maintenance or trail issues. Thank you.

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