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Pony Pasture Park (James River Park System)

4301 Riverside Dr, Richmond, VA 23219
+1 804-646-5733
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Beautiful River!

I have been going to the Pony Pasture Park for over 35 years. It is still beautiful. The day we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marilyn G
Glen Allen, Virginia, United States
Weekend Fun

By far one of the most amazing places to visit in Richmond!! The views, people and quiet. Take your... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Jack H
Richmond, Virginia
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4301 Riverside Dr, Richmond, VA 23219
+1 804-646-5733
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been going to the Pony Pasture Park for over 35 years. It is still beautiful. The day we went this time the water was up so we just sat on the edge and watched the water and the other people. You need to...More

Thank Marilyn G
Reviewed 25 February 2017

By far one of the most amazing places to visit in Richmond!! The views, people and quiet. Take your dogs for a great walk and just enjoy!!

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We're in the area on a college tour, and decided to stop by since we'd heard the river was beautiful. The path is nice, and there are tons of families, college students, and people with dogs all along the path. Plenty of places to sit...More

Thank LizzieTravelGirl13
Reviewed 10 February 2017

What can I tell you about this beautiful park on the James in my wonderful hometown of Richmond. From the days I first was dating Jeni to a few years ago when my friend Art was baptized there I have loved this section of the...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Has flush toilets/ public restrooms. Sometimes they're flooded or have no TP but the other parks have portopotties. Can climb out on the rocks and swim or sun, also seen people fishing. Heard about some car vandalism/break ins.

Thank JR B
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Pony Pasture is one of RVA's greatest treasures. There are miles of walks through varying types of nature - woodlands, wetlands, swamps, Riverside, woods. Unfortunately the paths can be very wet and muddy after rains, so be sure to bring appropriate foodwear. There is also...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2016

We found this by chance while just driving around and following some signs out of curiosity. Lots of people swimming and kayaking and just hanging out by the water. Great views.

Thank choosevegan
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Located along the James river, it is a beautiful walk. This lengthy stretch of green can take you far away and back again over mostly flat, safe, wide walking surfaces. Might not be great for the adventurous, it fits the bill for families of all...More

Thank TStan91
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Pony Pasture is quintessential Richmond- enjoy the river, laze about on the rocks, walk the trails, bring a picnic, throw sticks to your dog, canoe, kayak, or just sit and watch the river. Parking is at a premium on weekends, especially the first time there...More

Thank travelingmv
Reviewed 12 June 2016

The site links lowland march and the James River. Whether you bird or not it is a great walk for river views. It links The Wetlands with it marsh blinds but I would not call it a loop. It does have a variety of different...More

Thank Guidow64
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Steven S
Can you picnic there? Are there picnic benches?
22 February 2015|
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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.