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Richmond.com asks: Where is the ‘Best River Beach or Hangout’

Phil Riggan

@RigganRVA
June 16, 2012 7:54am

The James has something for almost any type of river-goer, from sandy beaches to huge granite boulders to secluded areas away from the crowd. Richmond.com wants you to vote on the best river beach or hangout spot.

There are ten spots nominated along the James River Park:

  • Downtown Islands
  • Tredegar Beach/Brown’s Island
  • Belle Isle (Hollywood Rapid)
  • Belle Isle (Southside Rocks)
  • Texas Beach/North Bank
  • Main Area/42nd Street Rocks
  • Main Area West/ACL Bridge
  • The Wetlands
  • Pony Pasture
  • Huguenot Flatwater

 


About Phil Riggan

He's been a part of Richmond's outdoors since moving to Richmond in 1988. Earned a master’s degree in Urban Planning at VCU in 2015 with a focus on the environment, parks, transportation and nonprofits — largely due to his dedication to becoming part of the solution to advocate for outdoor initiatives, the James River and Richmond’s great parks and recreational amenities. Now works as a transportation planner with the Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization, focusing primarily on bike/ped planning.


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