In 2009, tragedy gave birth to new growth. The park’s Grand Reopening celebration in June came out of a collaboration between Parks and Rec, Battery Park Civic Association and Friends of Battery Park, the group explains. The signs of new growth are still visible — seven trees planted in 2009 decorate the Battery Park landscape even today.Read More
An order of nuns once shielded themselves from the public in a monastery on Taylor’s Hill, praying that the city’s war wounds would heal. Today, the battle on Taylor’s Hill is fought between man and nature.
Join your neighbors Saturday, Nov. 9 to help clean-up and beautify our Fan Parks. We’ll be pulling weeds and tidying up at the following parks: Lombardy, Federal, Meadow, Scuffletown and Sydney. Bring your own work gloves and water. We’ll provide the tools. Contact the Fan District Association for more information. RSVP on the Facebook event…Read More
Photo by Shelby Lum/Richmond Times-Dispatch A big welcome to our second new Partner this month: Friends of Larus Park! The Friends of Larus Park are a dedicated group of volunteers working within Larus Park in the Southside of Richmond. The Friends of Larus Park is organized for charitable purposes, more specifically to work to preserve and…Read More
Applications are being accepted through April 14 for two three-week summer sessions of the Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will notify selected participants via e-mail by May 1. The program will be held June 22 to July 12 and July 20 to Aug. 9. Teams of…Read More