Web Policy

The Friends of James River Park (FOJRP) cares about the safety and privacy of our members, online users, donors, and visitors.


Although the information found on the James River Park website comes from reliable sources, Friends of James River Park cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information. FOJRP cannot be held liable for any damages that result while using the information provided. Anytime you participate in outdoor activities there is a degree of risk. Activities undertaken in the James River Park System can be dangerous and can result in injury and/or death. FOJRP assumes absolutely no responsibility, including but not limited to injury, death or loss due to the use of information or participating in activities found on this site.

Photo Credits

Except where noted, images were taken by former board member Ken Hopson. Thanks to Ken, the FOJRP have a visual record of events and accomplishments from the last decade as well as access to a wealth of striking photos.

Thanks to Riverside Outfitters who put us in touch with Rich Young and his amazing albums of white water rafting, and to Warren Foster who introduced us to the artistry of Bob Jones, Jr.

FOJRP thanks the talented photographers who graciously shared their talents with us:

  • Bob Jones, Jr.: Rock Hopping, home page; Suspension Bridge, about the park; Heron in Trees, bird watching, Bald Eagle in Flight, bird watching
  • Rich Young: Hollywood Rapids, home page; Rafting Trip, guided tours and instruction, Face Spray, park rules page
  • Maureen Egan: Poison Ivy, safety tips page
  • Pete Smith: Budding Flower, wildlife page
  • Phil Dawson: Trail Runner, hit the trails page
  • Cesca Janece Waterfield: Nathan Burrell, park staff page


FOJRP operates this website in accordance with the following web policy. By using FOJRP's website or communicating with FOJRP by e-mail, you consent to the terms of this policy.

When you sign up online for e-news

When you sign up for e-news, you will be asked to provide personally identifiable information including your name and e-mail address. FOJRP uses Constant Contact to deliver e-news to its users, which uses SafeUnsubscribe. SafeUnsubscribe guarantees the permanent removal of an email address from its mailing lists. In each email you receive, there will be a link to unsubscribe or change areas of interest. Please read the Constant Contact Privacy Policy.

When you make a donation or purchase a membership

When making a donation and/or purchasing a membership, you will be asked to provide personally identifiable information necessary to process and service your request. This may include your name, billing and shipping postal addresses, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit card number. FOJRP uses PayPal to process online transactions. Please read the PayPal Privacy Policy.

When you send FOJRP an e-mail

FOJRP is pleased to receive e-mails from you. Should you choose to send an e-mail to FOJRP, your message and e-mail address will be forwarded to the appropriate individual within FOJRP and we will save your e-mail as part of our permanent records. Please be aware that any message, material, ideas, concepts, or other information sent to FOJRP by e-mail will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.

Use of Information

We will use your personally identifiable information in order to respond to your request, send you emails, or process your contribution.

Please note: FOJRP does not rent or sell mailing lists.

Data collection

FOJRP website automatically collects some anonymous "non-personally identifiable" aggregate information, which may include visitor's browsers (e.g., Internet Explorer or Firefox), operating systems (e.g., Windows or Macintosh), Internet Service Providers, and other similar information. The information collected is used for statistical purposes to monitor how FOJRP's online visitors navigate our site, allowing us to tailor our website to better accommodate our visitors. FOJRP uses Google Analytics for web metrics. Please view the Google Privacy Center.


The James River System website may use cookies (small files that store information on your computer's web browser) to enhance user experience on the site. Cookies are used to perform certain functions such as saving passwords, personal interests and preferences; delivering content specific to these interests and preferences; and tracking activity on the website. You may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and delete any cookies you receive.

Links to external sites

FOJRP is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other websites to which it provides links.

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