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Petition to Fund Park Maintenance

Neighbor Paul says: Hi! I just signed the petition “Parker Agelasto: Direct more funding and focus to the maintenance of the Byrd Park area specifically at the three lakes (Fountain, Shields, and Swan Lake).” on Change.org. It’s important. Will you sign it too? Here’s the link: http://www.change.org/p/parker-agelasto-direct-more-funding-and-focus-to-the-maintenance-of-the-byrd-park-area-specifically-at-the-three-lakes-fountain-shields-and-swan-lake?recruiter=148948880&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition Thanks!

Hot Hot Hot Neighborhood

The ‘under contract’ preface atop this for sale sign on Rosewood Ave was recently changed to ‘Sold in 1 Day.’ Quick sales are becoming very common in Byrd Park, because it’s a hot neighborhood, real estate-wise.

Nestled Between Lakes

Over the past few days, the temperatures have given us a preview of fall weather. If you found some time to walk around the lakes then it probably dawned on you that the neighborhoods surrounding Byrd Park are some of the best places to live anywhere in Richmond. Many don’t realize how good we have […]

Two Local Markets Raided by Police

Here’s the story from WTVR:

Whose Bones Are These?

On Rowland, near Maplewood.

Free Books

In front of 2120 Rosewood Ave.

Baby Raccoons

From a neighbor: We live on Spottswood Rd, and have seen an adult raccoon in our backyard a time or two since moving here in June. Yesterday at about 6pm, my husband opened our trash can to throw something away, and as he tossed it in, he noticed several beady black eyes looking up at […]

National Night Out, Tuesday 8/5

Good Job Community Gardeners

Let’s take a little tour of some of the more successful plantings this year…

Bowling Ball Art

On Idlewood…

The Menu at Fountain Lake

OMG, fish tacos!

Help Needed

From the Byrd Park Civic League: Hello Fellow Neighbors! We are asking for your help on a couple of topics that are near and dear to the Byrd Park Community each summer! 1) National Night Out (NNO)- Aug 5th , Tue @ 6-8PM This is a great event to come out and meet your neighbors! […]

Pepper Thief

I have a thing for spicy, but I did not do this: Timothy Brown posted in Byrd Park Community Garden Timothy Brown 6:10pm Jul 16 Plant thief has struck again. Sometime between saturday night and monday morning. Entire pepper plant ripped out. He must have a thing for spicy.

Alligators at Maymont

From a Maymont press release: August is for American Alligators at Maymont. Release Date: July 15, 2014 Media Contact: Cathie Rosenberg Director of Marketing & Public Relations 804-358-7166, ext. 316 RICHMOND, VA — The largest species of reptile in North America will make its public debut at the Nature Center at Maymont on Saturday, August […]

Water the Baby Trees, Please

From Richmond Tree Stewards: The recent rain was welcome after those hot, dry days but it was not enough to water young trees.  Most of Richmond received only 0.25 inches of rain in the last 7 days and  that doesn’t get water down to the root ball, so our current watering alert still says that […]

Grey/White Cat Found

From a neighbor: This cat turned up hungry and lonely (and very friendly!) on the 500 block of South Sheppard (by the little league diamonds). She(?) doesn’t have a collar, but isn’t scared of people at all, so we figure she must belong to someone. If anyone recognizes her please email me at dustin@wrir.org. Thanks!

Rain Barrels and Asparaguy

In an effort to shore up water reserves, the Uptown Community Garden on Parkwood has installed this arrangement of rain barrels. For those wondering, this knot of dill-looking fronds is actually asparagus.

Help Cure Slow News Days

It could be the years of carrying the blog on my shoulders making me a little jaded, or maybe the three small children demanding my attention, or the 60hr a week job that has me traveling across eight states, but posting here has slowed to a trickle. Sorry about that.  I take loads of pictures […]

Fireworks over Byrd Park, 2014

On Friday night, July 4th, 2014, the annual fireworks display will take place drawing thousands to the Carillon, Dogwood Dell, and the grounds around the three lakes in Byrd Park.  As usual, the areal light show is planned for 9pm, but will likely be delayed until the sky is good and dark. If you aren’t […]

Despicable Me 2 at Fountain Lake, 6/20

Movies in the Park kicks off this Friday in Byrd Park at 8pm with Despicable Me 2.

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