Main Area

The Park » About the James River Park System Main Area 42nd St., Reedy Creek Park Headquarters, and 22nd St The 2.6-mile long main area extends from the iconic Atlantic Coast railroad bridge near the Powhite Bridge to the Manchester Climbing Wall and lies between the...

The Wetlands

The Park » About the James River Park System The Wetlands Wildlife Viewing The aptly named Wetlands is just downstream from the Pony Pasture and is bordered on the east by the Willow Oaks Country Club and to the south by Stratford Hills, a residential area. The...

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...