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Pumphouse Park

The Park » About the James River Park System Pumphouse Park Canal & Architecture Named for one of the city’s most iconic buildings, the Pumphouse is an impressive granite Victorian Gothic structure built in 1882-3, which once served as Richmond’s primary water...

Pipeline

The Park » About the James River Park System Pipeline Walk with a View The Pipeline Rapids walkway may be downtown Richmond’s best kept secret. And it’s a wonderful place to watch nature and escape the city for even just a few minutes. From the parking lot, you walk...

Great Shiplock Park and Chapel Island

The Park » About the James River Park System Great Shiplock Park and Chapel Island Below the fall line, east of downtown Richmond, you’ll find some of the lesser known, quieter sections of JRPS — Great Shiplock Park and Chapel Island Great Shiplock Park The restored...

Tredegar Street Put-in & 14th Street Take-out

The Park » About the James River Park System Tredegar Street Put-in & 14th Street Take-out Paddling Access Put-in East of the Belle Isle Pedestrian Bridge on Tredegar Street is a put-in and take-out for serious paddlers who can navigate the Hollywood rapids....

Belle Isle

The Park » About the James River Park System Belle Isle A Popular RVA Spot The infrared park counters have confirmed what most of us had suspected: Belle Isle is the park’s most popular site, attracting people of all ages to the wooded paths, mountain biking trails,...