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Top park recommendations from locals

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“great on a summer day - trails wrap around the isle and along the river! Easy - moderate hiking / walking. Wonderful pedestrian bridge over the river. Bike trials as well! ”
  • 122 locals recommend
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“15 min walk. Great view of the river. The view that named the city. Poe's pub is located at the bottom of the hill!”
  • 58 locals recommend
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“Great tennis courts that are very clean and taken care of! Great running trails and baseball fields! Overall a great place to be on a nice day ”
  • 37 locals recommend
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“During summertime, they always have different kinds of festivals for food and music and it's always a great experience. You always have a choice of many different food trucks and brews. It's usually cheap to get tickets to whatever is going on as well.”
  • 34 locals recommend
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“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
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
History Museum
“A quick but good museum! It isn’t very expensive and is a great thing to walk through if you have a couple hours! The building is brand new and right next to the new walking bridge and Belle Isle ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Park
“15 minute walk. Large Park with a visitor center for the Richmond National Battlefield & Medical Museum. Also a miniature Statue of Liberty. Site of a confederate civil war hospital, at the time the largest hospital in the world with an amazing 10.3% mortality rate - well worth a visit.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Park
“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
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“Along both sides of the river. Secluded spots, class 5 rapids, birdwatching haven, sunbathing on the rocks on the southside (near Belle Isle or west at Pony Pasture), off road biking, jogging trails. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
History Museum
“Historical site. I haven't ventured all the way through it yet, once the little ones get bigger we will. Looks super cool from what I've heard.”
  • 16 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!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“Located 6 blocks from the studio, The Virginia Capital Trail is a 51.7 multi-use, fully-paved trail that runs through 4 jurisdictions (City of Richmond, Henrico County, Charles City County, and James City County) with dozens of attractions along the way. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
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