As we work to increase accessibility to ALL Richmonders and visitors, we welcome to the Park people of all ages, races, sexes, and abilities. We even welcome their dogs…Within reason.
We’ve heard talk that some on City Council wish to reallocate where ARP funds go. Here is an op-ed submitted to our local media outlets by Josh Stutz, our Executive Director.
We’ve heard talk that some on City Council wish to make changes to Stoney’s plan and reallocate where some of those funds go. Here is language that we’ve used to communicate with Richmond’s elected officials. You are welcome to use it as well, and we encourage you to make your voice heard.
As you probably know, we continue to thrive thanks to your generosity. Another way to support our efforts is through the donation of stocks and other marketable securities. These donations help to sustain our long-term efforts.
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.
Volunteer & Give
Watch & Listen
Discover & Play
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! »