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JRPS Publications

These pamphlets, written by Park Manager Emeritus Ralph White, are available for $2 each at Riverside Outfitters, Visitor's Center at the Bell Tower in Capital Square and the Valentine Museum. Riverside Outfitters has the best selection.

Buy or download

Our pamphlets can be bought online. You may also be interested in

Some can also be downloaded here as PDF files:

Other publications:

  • A Walk on the Wall: An Interpretive Guide to the Richmond Floodwall
  • An Interpretive Guide to Belle Isle
  • Snorkeling in the City
  • Welcome to Pump House Park


If you’re looking for a little river reading, we recommend the following:

  • At the Falls: Richmond, Virginia and Its People, Marie Tyler McGraw (buy online)
  • Falls of the James, David D. Ryan (find online)
  • Falls of the James Atlas, William E. Trout, III, James Moore, III, and George D. Rawls (buy online)
  • In River Time, Ann Woodlief 
  • Insiders’ Guide to Richmond, Maureen Egan (buy online)
  • The James River in Richmond, John Bryan
  • Nonesuch Place: A History of the Richmond Landscape, T. Tyler Potterfield (buy online)
  • Richmond Burning, Nelson D. Lankford (buy online)
  • True Richmond Stories, Harry Kollatz, Jr. (buy online)

rafting group

The Belle Isle quarry pond is a calm respite in the middle of downtown Richmond. The dock shown here is wheelchair accessible. A climbing area is adjacent.