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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 a Pamphlet

Our pamphlets can be bought online. Titles include:

  • An Interpretive Guide to the Trails of the Pony Pasture Rapids
  • Fishing the Falls of the James
  • Poetry Guide to the James River Park System
  • Seeing the Scars of Slavery
  • Wheelchair Accessible Tour of Shockoe Slip: From Top to Bottom
  • 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

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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)
  • 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.