James River park and trails

The James River Park System, a unique part of Richmond’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities, includes more than 550 acres of shoreline and islands in the capital of Virginia, extending in 14 sections from the Huguenot Bridge in the west to a half-mile beyond the I-95 bridge in the east. It includes most of the fall line of the James River. Rocks, rapids, meadows and forests make for an area of unspoiled natural beauty — a little bit of wilderness in the heart of the city.

  • North of the River
    • Downtown
      • North Bank Trail
      • Access to Belle Isle via the Belle Isle Pedestrian Bridge
      • Tredegar Street put-in
      • Pipeline (or Trestle) Trail with views of heron rookery
      • Great Shiplock Park
    • Just west of Boulevard Bridge
      • Pump House Park
      • North Bank Park
      • 14th Street Takeout
    • Maymont area
      • Texas Beach/North Bank Trail
  • South of the River
    • Stratford Hills
      • Huguenot Flatwater
      • Pony Pasture Rapids
      • Riverside Meadow
      • The Wetlands
    • Forest Hill
      • 43rd Street, including Buttermilk Trail, Reedy Creek Park Headquarters and 22nd Street, with pedestrian access to Belle Isle
    • Manchester
      • Manchester Climbing Wall
      • Ancarrow’s Landing/Manchester Docks


Opens at sunrise and closes at sunset


City of Richmond
Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities
900 East Broad Street, Room 407
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 646‐5733

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