A Day on the Water

Sometimes it seems as if stakeholders lose sight of the asset they’ve pledged to protect. In the case of the James River Park System, it’s kind of hard to miss. One of America’s largest urban parks courses through the heart of our city.

On Saturday, July 10th, a dynamic group of stakeholders took to the water to see the beauty of our beloved Park first-hand. Not a bad day at the office. Mayor Levar Stoney manned the oars of one of the boats that day. As we continue to work on the implementation of our Park’s Master Plan, he hopefully left that day with a renewed appreciation for the value of the James River Park System.

He got a copy of Bill Draper’s “A Photographic Journey through the James River Park System” as a reminder!


You May Also Like

Education Resources

“Leave No Trace” is About More Than Trash

More than once recently we have been made aware of incidents where people have been harvesting rocks directly out of the river, and from other areas of the Park for commercial/artistic use. This is damaging to the Park, and a prime example of inconsiderate Park use.

Read More »
3. stumps cut and treated
Education Resources

Nothing Royal about Invasive Trees

It took decades for over twenty Ailanthus altissima and Paulownia tomentosa trees to tower over Riverside Drive and Buttermilk Trail west of the 42nd Street entrance to the James River Park System. But it took just four days to take them down and prevent regrowth of these two invasive tree species.

Read More »

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.

Type of Issue(Required)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.