Today in the Park

Are you heading to the park today? Then you may want to take a look below. For more in-depth info about locations and parking or park rules and safety, go to Getting there »

River Conditions

Temperature

From the U.S. Geological Survey site, upriver in Cartersville, the closest official temperature gauge. The James in Richmond will be within a few degrees of this site. Check the temps »

Water Level, Actual

Call (804) 646-8228, x 4, for water-level information. Or scroll down to James River, Westham Gauge on this U.S. Geological Survey page. Check the water level »

Water Level, Predicted

From the National Weather Service River levels and predictions for the James River, Westham gauge. Check predicted water levels »

When Do I Need a Lifejacket or a High Water Permit? 

By law, when water levels are at 5 feet and above at the Westham Gauge, everyone on the river must wear a lifejacket. When water levels are at 9 feet or above, no one is allowed on the river without a high water permit. To get a high water permit from Fire Station 13 at 411 E. Commerce Rd., call 804-646-8296.

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The Park in Spring

Finally, spring has arrived! Be on the lookout for the bluebells and enjoy the warmer weather, flowers and greenery by the James River.


For a comprehensive weather report, visit the National Weather Service Richmond page »