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Northside Dog Park Gains Community Support

I attended the Northside Dog Park Planning meeting last night and was impressed with the turnout! Over 30 people showed up to share their ideas and suggestions for the park – slated to begin construction in August. Richard Sebastian and Jonathon Gilmore have done a tremendous job leading this initiative. Learn more by going to…

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Friends of Northside Dogpark Social

You’re invited! Friends of Northside Dog Park Social Monday, April 26th, 6:30 p.m. Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center 4901 Old Brook Road Richmond VA Interested in hearing the latest news about the Northside Dog Park project? Want to meet other volunteers and find out how you can help members of the Northside community get the…

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Fan District March 20th Park Clean-Up!

Friends groups of each Fan District park, in conjunction with Fan District Association, Fan Woman’s Club, and Richmond’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities, will be conducting their semi-annual Park Clean-Up on Saturday March 20 2010. Park users and neighborhood residents are asked to volunteer a… few hours time to weed, mulch, prune, and…

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Remarkable Trees of Virginia

Nancy Ross Hugo, the essayist-landscaper and co-author of Remarkable Trees of Virginia, will be the keynote speaker at Richmond’s Annual Arbor Day celebration on April 3rd at Byrd Park from 10am to 2pm. This year’s Arbor Day event will highlight: Six workshops on planting, identifying trees, pruning mature trees, why native plants are needed, assessing…

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Is it time for Richmond to invest in a Skate Park?

A month or so ago I was in L.A. with a friend biking through Venice Beach. We couldn’t help but stop and check out the activity at a new skate park.  The diversity of people enjoying this sport together on a beautiful day was awesome to witness. And, it made me think, why don’t we…

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