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...

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...

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...

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...