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July & August Park Events

Saturday, July 9, July 23, August 6 - Inner Tube Float: Z Dam to Wetlands

Slow, mostly flat, float alongside Williams Island. Frequent views of ospreys, geese and occasional eagles. Steep slope to access river. Tubes, lifejackets and guides provided. Must be able to swim, be above age 12, and wear sneakers. Reservations required. Park at Entrance to The Wetlands on Landria Rd. Van takes participants to the put-in. 646-8911 $ fee

Saturday, July 9 James River Splash & Dash 4 p.m. Belle Isle

This first-ever competition sponsored by the James River Association includes a 2 mile run around Belle Isle and a 1/3 of a mile tube paddle. $30 includes a tube. Info here.

Saturday, July 16 and July 30th - Inner Tube Float: Cooper's Island to Reedy Creek

Bob through riffles, pools and small rapids among waterfowl and interesting water plants in a remote-seeming part of the river.Some walking to the put-in.Tubes, lifejackets and guides provided.Must be able to swim, be above age 12, and wear sneakers. Reservations required.Park at HQ office (Reedy Creek Entrance)4001 Riverside Dr.)646-8911 $ fee

Saturday, July 16 Dive and Draw! 10AM - 1PM

Kids will snorkel among giant catfish and delightful turtles at one of the most beautiful spots on the James River. Then they will use the inspiration to create a souvenir art project.
Location: James River Park System, Pony Pasture
Sponsors: Friends of James River Park, Chesterfield County Environmental Engineering
Registration: 748-1920 $5

Saturday, August 13 Summer Sizzler Hike 10AM - 2PM

This is a very popular long-distance excursion on the award-winning trails of James River Park. Be prepared for a moderate to strenuous hike on nine miles with beautiful scenery, wildlife and engaging history. Meet at Belle Isle Parking Lot, Tredegar Street
Sponsors: Friends of James River Park, Chesterfield County Environmental Engineering
Registration: 748-1920 $8.00

 

Thanks, Luck Stone!

As you probably know, Luck Stone Corporation stepped up with some big money to keep the XTERRA competition here in Richmond. Mountain bikers, trailrunners, and swimmers from all over made tracks and made a splash throughout the JRPS June 11th and 12th, and it wouldn't have happened without the generosity and hard work of Luck Stone and its employees. FOJRP was the recipient of the proceeds from the mountain bike raffle--more than $1000, so we thank Luck Stone for that as well! Looking forward to next year's event!

New T-shirts for Sale!

Get your awesome, Bob Scott-designed (www.bobscottart.com) FOJRP t-shirt today! Riverside Outfitters on Old Westham Rd. near Pony Pasture has them for sale. $15 is all it takes for you to be Easy to Spot!

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You'll love the back, too!

Friends of James River Park
PO 4453
Richmond, Virginia 23220