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James River Park Master Plan

This is our FY 2018 priority!

In order to protect the Park for future generations and to create a long-range unified vision moving forward, the FOJRP Board is currently underwriting the development of a 10-year Park Master Plan. This $250,000 plan, facilitated by Hargreaves and VHB, will be developed with the input from different interest groups, including the surrounding neighborhoods and Park users. Once developed the plan will establish a work plan for the Park by clearly identifying tangible goals and ways to facilitate implementation. It will become the Park’s guiding document addressing issues such as natural and cultural resource management.

Make a Gift

This year consider a gift to help protect the park for future generations by supporting the development of the 10 year Park Master Plan and join us in this important undertaking! Your donation of $25,000 to $50,000 establishes you as a foundational supporter and you will be recognized throughout the process at all public meetings and, again once the Master Plan is completed, on a permanent donation wall as foundational supporters.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in making a gift at this level, please contact, Katherine Mitchell, FOJRP Board Vice President and Chair of the Master Plan Task Force at 804-920-5912. Or send us an email with your contact information and a board member will be in touch. Email the board »

For more information, read James River Park System under threat as visitation traffic increases, supporters say —  Richmond Times Dispatch, February 16, 2018

The Nonprofit Friends

The Friends of the James River Park was established by a dedicated group of citizens in 1999 as an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization that works in partnership with the Park staff to promote, conserve and support the Park.


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