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...

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...

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...

Riverside Meadows

The Park » About the James River Park System Riverside Meadows Launchpad for the River The grassy 2-acre parcel known as Riverside Meadow Greenspace, half-mile west of Pony Pasture on Riverside Dr., is a small but active part of the JRPS. Groups like Riverside...

Huguenot Flatwater

The Park » About the James River Park System Huguenot Flatwater Natural Area with Boat Ramp A quieter part of the JRPS, Huguenot Flatwater Park is located directly underneath the Huguenot Bridge and is bordered to the east by Rattlesnake Creek and to the west by Old...