An Amazing New Park Book!

Dear Friends of the James River Park.

There is a new book about to be released about our river, our Park, and all the things we love about it!

The James River in Richmond is a book written by John Bryan that delves into the history and beauty of the James River in Richmond, Virginia. The book explores the river’s natural and cultural history, as well as its recreational opportunities. It provides readers with an in-depth look at the James River and its significance to the city of Richmond.

The book covers a wide range of topics, from the geology and ecology of the river to the history of its use by Native Americans and early settlers. It also discusses the impact of industrialization and urbanization on the river and the efforts to protect and preserve it. Throughout the book, Bryan provides beautiful photographs and illustrations that showcase the natural beauty of the James River.

One of the things that makes this book stand out is its focus on the recreational opportunities the James River offers. It covers the many ways in which people can enjoy the river, from fishing and kayaking to hiking and bird-watching. The author also includes information on the James River Park System, which we all know and love.

In addition to the book, there is also a website,, which provides more information and resources about the James River in Richmond. The website includes information on events and activities, as well as updates on the latest news and developments related to the James River. It also provides a platform for people to share their own experiences and stories about the river. The website is a great resource for anyone interested in learning more about the James River and its importance to the city of Richmond.

Overall, The James River in Richmond is a comprehensive and engaging look at the history and beauty of the James River in Richmond, Virginia. John Bryan does a great job of covering the many different aspects of the river and provides readers with a wealth of information and resources. We are grateful to John for letting us be a part of this project and we are excited to be bringing this great new book to you!  Order your book here.

See you in the Park!


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