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,...

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,...

Ancarrow’s Landing & Historic Manchester Slave Docks

The Park » About the James River Park System Ancarrow’s Landing/Historic Manchester Slave Docks The Richmond Slave Trail Ancarrow’s includes the beginning of the Richmond Slave Trail. This self-guided trail covers nearly three miles and travels west along the James...

Virginia Capital Trail

The Park » About the James River Park System Virginia Capital Trail Trailhead Located in the Park The 52 mile Virginia Capital Trail is a dedicated, paved pedestrian and bicycle trail that connects Williamsburg and Richmond along the Scenic Route 5 corridor. The...