You’ll oversee the 18 parks that make up the James River Park System, lead a fantastic team, interact with over 2.1 million annual visitors, and have the coolest office in Richmond.
Meet this month’s ParkStar, Mary Kay Martin, the President of Friends of James River Park. A kayaker and native of Richmond, Mary Kay has RVA in her DNA.
Many of the invasive plant species occurring in the park established themselves decades ago and others are rapidly catching up. In the case of newcomers, we have the chance to intervene—so long as we recognize the threat.
The James River Park System is seeking a part time Invasive Species Coordinator to lead volunteers in Native Habitat Restoration.
Superintendent Bryce Wilk came across a ton of volunteers in the James River Park System in the days around Earth Day. They were picking up litter, cleaning the riverbanks, building trails, and more.
Next year will mark 50 years since Charles Schaefer and John Keith, Jr. the donation of land that created the James River Park System. We imagine Schaefer and Keith would be proud of where the Park is today.