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Pony Pasture Park (James River Park System)

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Nature, relaxation and fun

This is the perfect place to relax, enjoy nature and splash around in the water. The more... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
Linda B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
via mobile
A great site for all water activity....

A photographers haven.....all various scenes of nature....and, if you enjoy being in the water, the... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2018
Harry M
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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4301 Riverside Dr, Richmond, VA 23219
+1 804-646-8911
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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

This is the perfect place to relax, enjoy nature and splash around in the water. The more adventuresome can kayak or paddle board, the more timid can wade in the shallows . The nature trails are fun to explore as well. Highly recommend!

Thank Linda B
Reviewed August 12, 2018

A photographers haven.....all various scenes of nature....and, if you enjoy being in the water, the river lends to all kinds of activity....fishing, canoeing, kayaking, etc.

Thank Harry M
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

So much fun to come here with a picnic and find a large rock to situate yourself on... enjoy a morning of swimming and tubing. Easy to explore. Fun with kids. Highly recommend!!!!

Thank Helen T
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Fun to walk along the river in this lovely spot. Some access to water and water sports. Arrive early on weekends since parking is limited and location is popular James River destination.

Thank Shenandoah3
Reviewed April 23, 2018

When you park at the Pony Pasture lot, you have lots of options for getting in a hike alongside the river. You can meander through the cool green riverside woods on trails kept pretty clean from overgrowth by both the parks service and plenty of...More

1  Thank Cindy M
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Pony Pasture Park is a local hangout. Locals come to enjoy the water, sun and enjoy family time. if you like lay on rocks, soak in the sun and have a very relaxing stress free day.. This is the place for you..

3  Thank fruitb0wlk
Reviewed January 23, 2018

I came here at sunset one evening - and the views are breathtaking. It was so quiet when I went, so that made it even more beautiful!

Thank Allison S
Reviewed December 13, 2017

This park turns out to be a good "put-in" point for kayaking on the James River in Richmond. As you make your way, paddling down the river, you encounter a series of white water rapids. Some of these rapids involve large rocks. Behind the large...More

1  Thank Peter H
Reviewed December 6, 2017

We love being active and we often park at PP. From there you can run the trails or run the roads with some killer hills. We also will bike out the area b/c there is plenty of parking. James River Rafting also works out of...More

1  Thank Carrie L
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Very relaxing park. You spent an enjoyable afternoon in the sunshine just walking around. There are things to do and boats to rent but just wandering/walking around is fine

1  Thank Chinapjs
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Steven S
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Response from Virgola09 | Reviewed this property |
One or two near the parking lot. Nothing fancy. For pic nic, especially with children I recommend Belle Isle.