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YOU’RE INVITED! James River Park Community Meetings

The final Community Meetings are coming up – and we want to hear from YOU! The 10-year Park Master Plan meetings are your chance to influence the direction of the James River Park. Plan to attend and share your vision!

Using the James River Park to Help Kids

This podcast is great. The conversation with Andy Slabaugh focuses on how one man uses the James River Park to help kids heal. As a therapist, Slabaugh takes kids into the woods and along the water to get them to open up about what’s going on in their...

Welcome from the New Park Superintendent

Hello there! My name is Bryce Wilk and I hail from the state of New York, but have since fallen in love with Virginia and the RVA.  I first acquainted myself with Virginia when I enrolled into the College of William and Mary where I received my Bachelors of Science in...

A New Chapter Begins: Park Staff Updates

The City of Richmond’s Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department came under the leadership of Chris Frelke in 2018. One of the first tasks undertaken by the new Director was to review overall park operations. Once the review was completed, he...

2019 National Invasive Species Awareness Week

Join members of the JRPS Invasive Plant Task Force, starting Feb. 24, 2019 for a week full of events designed to raise awareness, highlight solutions and provide hands-on opportunities for you to join the campaign to remove invasive species from the Park. Activities will be held in multiple locations throughout the park system and include botanist-guided walks, observing goats as they munch offending plants or getting in on that action by helping free-a-tree.