Since 2014 Anne Wright—along with students and volunteers—has been pulling English ivy vines from the forest floor along a section of the Buttermilk Trail west of the 42nd Street parking lot.
We have some pretty exciting news! We hope that you’ll join us in welcoming the new Superintendent of the James River Park System: Giles Garrison!
A great way that you can help Friends of the James River Park and send aspiring young daredevils to Passages Adventure Camp is to start your Spring off on the right foot and join the Wood River Run. This easy 5K will be held on April 16th.
As we wrap up 2021, it is important to reflect on all that you helped us achieve this year. We could not have done any of it without your support, and for that, we are extremely grateful.
Meet Our Newest 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.
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! »