May 24, 2016
WHAT: Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities, Richmond Fire Department and the Richmond Police Department encourage safe use of the James River Park System
WHEN: 10 a.m. tomorrow, May 25
WHERE: Brown’s Island vehicle bridge at Tredegar Street
BACKGROUND: Now that sunny skies have (finally) returned and summer temperatures approach – citizens are preparing to enjoy Richmond’s many parks and outdoor amenities, including the James River Park System.
From biking the Buttermilk and Northbank trails to walking the Manchester Floodwall to basking on Belle Isle and in Pony Pasture, the James River Park System is a jewel of the region’s open spaces.
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities, the Richmond Fire Department and the Richmond Police Department want visitors to the park to enjoy it safely this summer.
During the press event tomorrow, Parks will discuss safety measures within the James River Park System, RPD will remind park visitors to observe restrictions (like no alcohol, no glass containers, etc.) and RFD will advise on water levels and the safe use of the James River.
Following the press event the Richmond Fire Department’s Water Rescue team will engage in training scenarios with the Virginia State Police as they practice rescue situations on the river. The scenarios will take place in the grass lot next to Great Shiplock Park at 3100 Dock St.
Members of the media are encouraged to attend.