Parks In Richmond, Virginia
Wow, do we have room for play
This is one big great big green playground. Our region’s parks are all over. They include the far-reaching James River Park system, a carefully developed and maintained experience with everything from kayaking and rafting to hidden spots to enjoy a picnic and read a book. Hadad’s Lake is a throwback to mid-century adventure parks with rope swings and slides. Huguenot Park and Pocahontas State Park are perfect for calm walks, and Pony Pasture is popular for taking a dip in the river. More treasures: Richmond National Battlefield Park, historic Byrd Park, Deep Run Park in Henrico, Pole Green Park in Hanover, Libby Hill Park on Church Hill (the view of the city – whoa!) – and dozens of others across the region.