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Parks and nature in Richmond

Top parks

Park
“Great places to go for a run, rock climbing, mountain biking, fishing, explore, sunbathing, and much more. ”
  • 119 locals recommend
Park
“This park in Church Hill has some of the best views of the city and the James River.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Park
“Wheatger strolling through the gardens, touring the mansion, watching river otters play, petting a goat or picnicking on the lawn, Maymont is a gift of 100 acres for all to enjoy. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Park
“Nice place to relax, walk, run/jog. During warmer season they have paddleboarding/kayaking available for rental ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Park
“Located in the middle of Richmond off Arthur Ashe Boulevard and Blanton Avenue, William Byrd Park (600 Swan Lake Drive, 23221) has a number of facilities for visitors: a VITA fitness course, three lakes (one with paddleboats), the Round House, the Virginia War Memorial Carillon and Dogwood Dell Amphitheater, along with visitor shelters and picnic facilities that are available for rent and include public restrooms. It hosts numerous events all year, but especially in the warmer months including Arts in the Park and the summer-long Festival of the Arts.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“Lots of great architecture, museums, culture and nightlife. All photos copyright Terri Aigner, AignerGraphics.com”
  • 24 locals recommend
Trail
“AMAZING views and street art on the canal walk. If you're into taking photos - you'll definitely want to bring your camera when visiting. There are also canal tours available.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Park
“Maymont has a ton of activities, many of which are free. Grab some food and go have a picnic!”
  • 19 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Park
“Located in the middle of Richmond off Arthur Ashe Boulevard and Blanton Avenue, William Byrd Park (600 Swan Lake Drive, 23221) has a number of facilities for visitors: a VITA fitness course, three lakes (one with paddleboats), the Round House, the Virginia War Memorial Carillon and Dogwood Dell Amphitheater, along with visitor shelters and picnic facilities that are available for rent and include public restrooms. It hosts numerous events all year, but especially in the warmer months including Arts in the Park and the summer-long Festival of the Arts.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Park
“30 acre open air park and site of the largest Civil War hospital. Free Chimborazo Medical Museum focusing on the Confederate medical story and contains exhibits on medical equipment and hospital life, including information on the men and women who staffed Chimborazo hospital. This building is also the Headquarters for Richmond National Battlefield Park/Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site. Located 6 blocks from the Studio. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
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“Located south of the river in the city of Richmond, Forest Hill Park (4021 Forest Hill Avenue, 23225) includes walkways, both paved and unpaved, with streams leading to a large pond. There are also tennis courts available. On Saturdays, there is a large farmer’s market on the grounds of the park during the summer months.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Playground
“Take the kids to the playground or just take a blanket and lay under the large trees in this beautiful park. Great for picnics!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“Features shelters, lake, trails, azalea gardens, soccer fields and tennis courts.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“City park. Saturday morning Farmer's Market off New Kent Dr. Park entrance 10 min”
  • 2 locals recommend

Beaches

Beach
“The school boy’s favorite, Texas Beach is where students and locals go to rock hop and cool down. Look out for nudists. ”
  • 14 locals recommend

Trails

Trail
“AMAZING views and street art on the canal walk. If you're into taking photos - you'll definitely want to bring your camera when visiting. There are also canal tours available.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Trail
“The Canal is so important to the history of Richmond and you will have access to either a walk or riding canal boats to learn how this helped the commerce of Richmond grow and the juxtaposed use of the area now. ”
  • 3 locals recommend