Many of you likely think of the James only as that ribbon of water that cuts through our city. Sure, it lends its name to our beloved James River Park, but what else do you really know about it?
As we get into warmer and warmer weather, many of us will partake in one of Richmond’s favorite pastimes: Enjoying the James River. It’s not a water park. There are no lifeguards. It’s a swift-moving river, full of currents, eddies, and rapids – some of them dangerous!
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!
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!
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!