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.

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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.


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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…

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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…

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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…

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