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.
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.
Between our time in the Park for work, and our time in the Park for fun, we found time to put together and approve our FY 24 budget. Together we will have raised and spent more than $600,000 towards our work to protect, expand, and enhance the Park.
A friend sent us a video he saw a few days ago. It shows a group of kayakers out for a leisurely paddle when things go horribly wrong.
This Earth Day, we are asking you to join us in our work to protect, expand, and enhance the JRPS by making a donation.
This weekend about 200 of you joined us at our second iteration of the Wood River Run 5K at Pony Pasture Park. It was nice to catch up with some of you that day and we really appreciate the extra support.
The WRIC River Watch program, sponsored by Friends of the James River Park, is designed to help spread awareness about river conditions and give Richmonders the tools they need to make good decisions about when and how to recreate on the James.