Get Outside!

Explore some of the beautiful parks in Richmond.

Winter is quickly approaching but there are still some mild weather days ahead of us and there’s no better time to get outside than before the temperatures hit the teens. Richmond is an outdoor city; let’s take advantage of all of the awesome parks before we all hibernate for winter!

Here are a few Richmond City parks that are sure to please the adventurer in everyone.

Bryan Park

This beautiful park is located on Richmond’s Northside.  Right of off Hermitage Road, Bryan Park offers biking trails, hiking paths, soccer fields, a disc golf course, and an amazing playground!  There is a paved road that runs through the park that is great for strollers, bikes, or for dog walking.  Stop by the pond to take a look at the ducks and turtles!

Chimborazo Park

This park is in the heart of Church Hill right off of Broad Street.  There are 30 acres of wide-open spaces with the best views of the city.  At the bottom of the park you will find Church Hill dog park which has a side for big dogs and a side for smaller dogs. This park is perfect for an evening picnic to watch the sunset.

Forest Hill Park

Forest Hill Park is located on the city’s Southside, right off of Forest Hill Ave.  This park is amazing because it allows access to Reedy Creek, which is perfect for wading, swimming, or rock jumping.  This park also offers hiking and biking trails. During the winter you can find people of all ages sledding down the huge hills in the front of the park.  The park hosts the South of the James Farmer’s Market on Saturdays in the warmer months.

Belle Isle

If you have not been to Belle Isle yet, this is a must!  Park near Brown’s island and walk over the pedestrian bridge for the best views of the James.  Once on the island, you can go swimming, biking, hiking, or rock climbing!  As with every park in Richmond, Belle Isle is full of history.  The island once served as a POW camp during the Civil War.  Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to explore this one!

It’s never too cold to get outside! So get out there and start exploring!

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