T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge

The Park » About the James River Park System T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge (T. Pott.) Pedestrian & Cycling Bridge The long anticipated physical link between Brown’s Island and Manchester, this pedestrian and cycling pathway sits atop a former hydroelectric...

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...

Williams Island

The Park » About the James River Park System Williams Island An Island Flanked by Two Dams The relatively flat and heavily vegetated Williams Island is a 95-acre blend of nature, history and serenity. The island has been home to black bears and, at one time, an albino...

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...