Friends of the James River Park in partnership with the City developed a 10-year master plan for the Park that was adopted by City Council in January.
We’ve remained busy during our quarantine, and one of our ongoing projects has been the improvement of Huguenot Flatwater. We’ve been working tirelessly to clear some of the invasive plant species that were choking out native plants. We sometimes even employed goats!
Most people don’t get excited about some bathroom renovations in a park, especially when that bathroom is closed to the public. But we used this time to renovate the bathrooms at Pony Pasture!
Improving access to the James River within the James River Park System is a priority of the James River Outdoor Coalition (JROC). The James River Park System’s Huguenot Flatwater area is now one step closer to having a universally accessible access ramp!
For many of us, Memorial Day means a three-day weekend, but our embrace of outdoor Summer fun is going to need to take on a different flavor.
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.