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...

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 Trail

The Park » About the James River Park System North Bank Trail North of the James If chilling isn’t what you’re about, North Bank Trail provides an excellent challenge for hikers and mountain bikers. This advanced trail runs uninterrupted from Pumphouse Park to...

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...