“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.

Nothing Royal about Invasive Trees

3. stumps cut and treated

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.

Get Park Smart!

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Much of the work that we do for the James River Park System revolves around improving, protecting, and enhancing the Park. Some of our work is stuff that you can’t fit onto a shovel or feel with your hands. It’s education.

Wildlife Camp VIDEOS!

Welcome to Virtual Wildlife Camp! This is your one-stop spot to watch all the fun and helpful videos with your instructors throughout the week! On Monday: First up: Introductions! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dIdddLxpYAxDvUjff6_HYul0DYSTJe0c/view?usp=sharing In your first video, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OrJDW90Pde5Yh0mkKpzAKfwRRjGiU-rv/view?usp=sharing Second video https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NyIfuJjTxy4ermkbHCcB6iFRwyjaIYhl/view?usp=sharing On Tuesday: Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75518024481?pwd=TUhBeVpFUVVnY1I0T3JyUzhVTVIrZz09 Meeting ID: 755 1802 4481 Once you’re registered for camp, we’ll send you […]

Virtual Summer Camps

Howdy, families! Here’s a full list of all of the virtual camps that JRPS will be hosting this summer. You can register by emailing Penelope.Davenport@Richmondgov.com, or call us at (804)921-8089! Wetlands Camp: Wetlands in the James River Parks System provide ripe ground for new adventures and discoveries. The spongy soil, murky waters, and wealth of […]

Wetlands Camp VIDEOS!

Welcome to Virtual Wetlands Camp! This is your one-stop spot to watch Wetlands videos throughout the week! First up, on MONDAY if you’re following along with our suggested schedule, Amanda and Tyler introduce the James River Park Wetlands to you. We hope you get out to explore the Wetlands with your family today! CLICK HERE […]

Entomology Guide

It’s Pollinator week! Did you know that pollinators are responsible for 1/3 of the food that we eat? Their presence increase species diversity and helps with ecosystem resilience when battling climate change. In recent years, the honey bee population in the United States has declined precipitously, a decline that we can attribute to habitat loss. […]

How to Track Stand with Riverside Cycling

Click HERE for the video! It’s been perfect weather for biking lately; warm enough to shed the layers but cool enough to keep those buckets of sweat at bay (just me with the buckets of sweat?…cool….). Perfect temps and trail conditions, however, are leading to heavy traffic throughout the Park system. It’s not great for […]

Art Activity: To Be a Tree!

Download the activity page by clicking on this link!                                                     For more free activities from Project Learning Tree, click here!

Exploring Riverview Cemetery

This week, Sarah and Penelope took a run through Riverview Cemetery. Just a short distance from downtown, the cemetery is located at 1401 S Randolph St, Richmond, VA 23220; It’s close to Hollywood Cemetery, Oregon Hill, and North Bank Park. Unlike North Bank Park, however, on this lovely (if a little moody) spring day, we […]

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