Parks in our Richmond's Urban Park System
Abner Clay Park
Brook Road and E. Clay Street.
Lighted ballfield, tot lot tennis courts, with open shelter.
Hawthorne Avenue and Overbrook
Road. Tennis courts, playground, community center, swimming pool. Site of Civil War gun
batteries is how this park acquired its name.
Leigh Street and Chamberlayne
Parkway. Triangle featuring a statue of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, the famed
dancer. Flower beds, cutstone watering fountain.
Brown's Island Park
At the end of South 7th Street.
Landscaped and benches for your river viewing enjoyment. A great place to learn more about
Bellevue Avenue and Hermitage Road.
3 picnic shelters, world famous Azalea Gardens, tennis courts, wooded areas, lake for
fishing, open spaces.
Boulevard and Idelwood Avenue. 3
lakes, paddle boats, 2 picnic shelters, ballfields, tennis courts, the Carillon (World War
I Memorial used for art displays) and Dogwood Dell where the Department's Festival of Arts
is, held during the Summer.
Chelsea Village Park
Chelsea & Sussex St. Open park
East Broad St near 32nd Street
exercise cluster with equipment for the disabled. Bandstand with comfort facilities. Great
view of Southern part of the City. Nice lower section for dogs to explore.
Chimborazo is Headquarters of the National Park Services Battlefield Park System.
For information about Richmond's National Battlefield Park System, call 226-1981.
28th and Bainbridge St. Spring
water, playground, tennis courts and ballfield.
Forest Hill Park
41st St & Forest Hill Ave.
Former site of Forest Hill Amusement Park. Picnic area, lake, walkways, 2 shelters, tennis
courts, meeting house and small azalea garden.
Festival Park is located at 6th
Street Marketplace between the Coliseum in downtown Richmond. A good place to enjoy free
music performances and other special events.
Great Shiplock Park
Canal and Pear Streets. Lowest of
historic Kanawha Canal locks with interpretive display, great river fishing off Chapel
Highland Park Plaza
Carolina Avenue and Pollock Street
Community Center, tennis courts and tot lot.
Cary and Eighth Streets. Midtown
open space, highly landscaped, fountain with pool, excellent downtown lunching spot, site
of many activities during the warmer months.
James River Park System
Along the river. Feels like
you've left the city. Not your typical "park" vibe. Richmond's Urban
Wilderness Park. Walking trails, visitors center, great fishing, call for program details.
780-5311. The City of Richmond does not allow glass containers in any
part of the James River Park system. Please bring only aluminum or plastic containers to
Jefferson Hill Park
21st and E. Marshall. Bandstand
with comfort facility, tot lot beautiful view of the western part of the City. Also a
steam train is buried under the hill from an Oct. 2, 1915 cave-in. A plaque commemorating
this tragic accident is located at the tunnel's sealed entrance off 18th Street.
Libby Hill Park
28th and E. Franklin Streets. One
of the three original parks in our urban parks system. Originally called Marshall Square.
Confederate Soldiers and Sailers Monument (erected 1894) small park house. Great view of
southside of the City. Known on Church Hill as "the dog park." Keep
'em on a leash. Pick up their poop. Great people, great pooches.
Little John Park
Little John Street and Chatham
Road. Undeveloped open space.
Meadow Street and Park
Meadow Street and Park Ave. Park
area with lawn, shrub beds, tot lot play area.
- Virginia State Fair in 1854.
1700 Block of Grove. Block-core
park featuring tot play area.
Patrick Henry Park
25th and E. Broad Street. Benches
and landscaped area across from historic St. John's Church, where Patrick Henry gave his
famous "Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death!" speech.
Petronius S. Jones Park
1400 block of Idlewood Avenue.
Features playground, basketball and tennis courts plus a walking trail.
Chippenham Parkway and Hey Road.
Largely undeveloped open space with one area devoted to parking, tot lot, basketball
courts and a nature trail.
Chamberlayne Avenue and Brookland
Park Blvd. Lawn, benches, shrub beds.
Powhatan Hill Park
Williamsburg Road and Northampton
Street Open space with tennis courts, playground, comfort station, Community Center.
Jahnke Road and Chippenham Parkway.
Natural park area.
Pumphouse Drive. Largely
undeveloped area along Kanawha canal being developed for historic displays and exhibits.
River Hills Park
South end of Boulevard Bridge.
Undeveloped open space.
River Side Park
Pine and Holly Streets. Overlooks,
2300 Block between Stuart and Park
Avenues. Block-core park with a tot lot.
Taylor's Hill Park
21st and E. Franklin Street.
Hillside with overlook view of Downtown, bench and historic plaque. Great view.
Robin Hood and Hermitage Roads.
Tourist Information Center the Metro-Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau (a great
place to learn about Richmond area attractions). Full sized exhibits of various modes of
travel are on the grounds (nice place to let the kids play and explore!).
Washington Square Park
Hull and 9th Streets. Also known as
Hustings Court Square, lawns and trees.
New Kent Road. Spring water with
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