A Golden Anniversary? So soon?

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.

The Rites of Spring

As we shake off the Winter cold and return to the outdoors, our local flora and fauna are also adjusting to the weather. The days are warming and growing longer, and with that come the great harbingers of Spring.

Your Annual Water Safety Reminder

The James River is an incredible asset, and provides millions of hours of enjoyment of millions of people. It’s also a powerful body of water, and deserves our respect.

Join a Dynamic Team?

The Friends of the James River Park have launched a search for a full-time Executive Director. Do you have the same passion for the Park that we do?

The Saga of the Carytown Coyote

Early one morning, the Richmond Wildlife Center started receiving calls about a possibly rabid fox hiding under a car. A bit of investigation revealed that instead of a fox, an adult female coyote was scared and hiding under a parked car just a block off of the busy shopping street.

Bryce is Moving Up!

We have good news and bad: Bryce Wilk is leaving us as Superintendent, but he’ll still be a valuable asset to the Park.