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Belle Isle

Part of the James River Park System, the main access to Belle Isle is by pedestrian footbridge from Tredegar St. on the north shore. Alternate access is by wooden bridge near 22nd St. or by rock-hopping from the south shore. Large flat rocks surrounding the island make for good sunbathing, but the powerful Hollywood Rapids are not to be toyed with and are not suitable for swimming. Children should be supervised. Additional features include wooded trails, mountain biking trails, interpreted historical sites, wheelchair-accessible fishing at the quarry pond, and a granite wall for rock climbing.

Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation
  • Park Features:
    • James River
    • Pond or Lake
    • Restrooms
    • Rock Hopping
    • Sunbathing
    • Swimming
    • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Park Activities:
    • Birding
    • Climbing
    • Fishing
    • Hiking/Trail Running
    • Mountain Biking
    • Paddling