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Parking lots to James River parks to close on weekends

Posted at 4:22 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 16:22:25-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Parking lots at multiple James River access points in Richmond will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities (PRCF) announced Thursday that they will close the Tredegar Parking lot, the parking lot at Pony Pasture, access to the James River Park System (JRPS) at the Pipeline entry point, and entry to the JRPS at the 21st Street Tower on Saturdays and Sundays.

The closures will be in effect for the duration of the stay at home order in accordance with Governor Northam’s Executive Order 55.

Previous closures include all dog parks, athletic fields, picnic shelters, park houses, community centers, administrative offices, basketball courts, tennis courts, pickleball courts, skate parks, playgrounds, and the cancellation of all department sponsored programming.

The department will also continue to close the traffic gates in Byrd Park on Strollers Lane, Westover Road, and Trafford Road on the weekends.

The city understands the importance of the park system to our residents and will re-evaluate the need for closures and cancellations as this unprecedented situation evolves.

Staff at PRCF’s Administrative Office will be available to assist residents via phone at 804-646-5733 or email at