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...

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...

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 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...