Pony Pasture Rapids

The Park » About the James River Park System Pony Pasture Rapids Popular Spot on the Southside One of the most popular swimming and sunbathing spots in the JRPS, Pony Pasture Rapids receives almost a quarter of a million visitors annually. The main entrance is located...

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,...

North Bank Trail

The Park » About the James River Park System North Bank Trail North of the James If chilling isn’t what you’re about, North Bank Trail provides an excellent challenge for hikers and mountain bikers. This advanced trail runs uninterrupted from Pumphouse Park to...

North Bank Park

The Park » About the James River Park System North Bank Park (Texas Beach) Water Access for Exploring The calm shallow waters and slower rapids make Texas Beach one of the safest water access points within the Park for wading and swimming. The area is great for...

Floodwall Park

The Park » About the James River Park System Floodwall Park Hike with a View Unique views the James River, the city skyline and historic sites can be seen from atop the Floodwall. Completed in 1995 to protect areas of downtown and Manchester from devastating flooding,...