The Richmond region’s James River Park system is a well-developed and maintained playground with everything from kayaking and rafting to hidden spots to enjoy a picnic and read a book. A farmers market takes over Forest Hill Park every Saturday morning, though its running creeks and pond are worth a visit any day. Hadad’s Lake is a throwback to midcentury adventure parks with rope swings and slides. Huguenot Park and Pocahontas State Park are perfect for calm walks and Pony Pasture is popular for running and taking a dip in the river. And in 2016, Virginia State Parks are celebrating their 80th birthday, while the National Park System turns 100 years old. Richmond National Battlefield Park and Maggie Walker National Historic Site are Richmond VA’s National Park treasures.
PARKS IN THE RICHMOND REGION
Discover nature, battlefields, historic sites and more in the Richmond region’s National Parks.