By now you've heard the good news
Nathan Burrell Named New Park Manager 

The Friends of James River Park are happy and proud to have our home-grown Nathan Burrell become the new park manager. Ralph White's shoes are hard to fill, but we can't think of a better fit. Nathan has been with us for years now, tirelessly improving the park, keeping it clean, and coming up with new ideas for expansion and betterment. We're just happy that all that hard work has enabled him to succeed Ralph and continue making Richmond the best river town in the USA.

Read the April 30, 2013 Richmond.com article for more information.


So many spring events at the river
Enjoy them with FoJRP
More details will be posted on our Facebook page
Email us at [email protected] and let us know when you can hang out with us at our table

May 11th & 18th
Don't forget to support your mind, your body, and the Park. Join yoga instructors Ann and Jill at Ellwood Thompson's in May for classes
benefiting FoJRP!

May 17, 18 & 19
Dominion Riverrock
If you haven't been, you will love it. If you already love it you will go back. The Friends will have board members at our table, which is likely to be right by the dog diving pool, great fun to watch while you help us talk up our work with the Park. Join a board member, sign up for a shift, and enjoy the event before and after your shift. (dominionriverrock.com) Email [email protected]
Saturday, May 18, 8am - Noon
Sierra Club's Biggest Yard Sale & Best Deals

(Millhiser Gym on the University of Richmond Campus)
The annual BIG Yard Sale to keep household items of departing students out of the landfill. This includes furniture, electronics, kitchen equipment, linens & towels, rugs, TVs, blue jeans & other clothing, and more; hundreds of items at great savings! Proceeds to benefit Sierra Club Falls of the James Group and the UR Green student group. Goodwill is a supporting partner.

June 1
Chesapeake Bay Foundation, James River Clean Up


June 15
FoJRP Picnic

Spend an evening with the Friends at the Iconic Pump House in Byrd Park.

June 21
Summer Solstice Celebration~Candles on the Canal

Join Ralph White and send your candle-lit wishes afloat from the turning basin.

June 30
Sunday in the Park~Forest Hill Park


This was a successful breeding season for our Park mascot, the spotted salamander. Show your Park pride with our T-shirts, now being sold on line.

Your purchase or renewal of JRPS license plates now generates money for the Park. DMV Specialty License Plate section!

Pups in the Park

Pick up the poop~Don't pollute and Keep in mind the Park leash law for your K9 companion!

As a Park user if you have something to report Non-Emergency Park Number 804-646-5100.

Volunteer in the Park, email [email protected]

See you in the Park!

Friends of James River Park
PO 4453
Richmond, Virginia 23220