From a City of Richmond press release: Volunteers Needed to Help ‘Tree the Track’ Richmond, VA – Do you enjoy Byrd Park? Have you ever used the Byrd Park vita course? Are you looking for a way to help make our city a better place to live? Then join the city’s Department of Parks, Recreation and [...]
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Opposition to the proposed ropes course in Byrd Park seems to be building. Two public meetings are scheduled where citizens can weigh in: a public meeting about Go Ape sponsored by Marty Jewell Friday, Nov 12th, at 5pm 900 E Marshal St, Rm 300 (its the building across street from City Hall) “There will be [...]
Byrd Park Civic League meeting Saturday at 10:00a.m at the Roundhouse (sorry for the late notice) An email from BPCL’s president said: We will be holding elections, voting on the Logo and discussing any new and old business concerning the neighborhood.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month features numerous events, including a 5k walk in Byrd Park this weekend: Saturday, Oct. 9: The Journey For Justice 5k Walk will be held at the Byrd Park Roundhouse, 2800 Trafford Rd., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Update: You can register for the 5k here. More details as well. This [...]
From Byrd Park neighbor, Leslie Hartman: Here’s the latest on the garden, based on a conversation with Victoria Campbell, the city’s go-to-person for the Mayor’s new community gardening initiative: The Mayor’s proposal (to allow local groups to rent city property for use as community gardens) will be submitted to the city council for approval at [...]
This kayak is just short enough to be allowed in Swan and Sheilds lakes, and it’s for sale on Craigslist (ignore the typo. it’s 12′ and not 12″). Speaking of boating on the lakes, has anyone tried it? Or, has anyone seen anyone try it? Better yet, has anyone seen anyone totally fall outta their [...]
The Lifetime cable channel is filming a movie in Richmond. They aren’t sharing many details about it other than the fact that they need extras: Sign ups for extras will be held this Saturday, Sept. 4 at the Byrd Park Roadhouse from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. All applicants are asked to bring a recent, non-returnable [...]
From the Friends of the William Byrd Park: Subject: Meeting at Roundhouse 7PM Thurs Sep 2 Hi, The next meeting of Friends of William Byrd Park will be this Thursday evening at 7PM at the Roundhouse in Byrd Park. We look forward to seeing you there! Noel McKenzie of enrichmond will discuss how the foundation [...]
The fallen tulip poplar tree near the Roundhouse is gone and so are the bees that lived within it. Previously, we posted our own pictures and video from CBS6 as a warning about the danger of aggitated bees. However, the ongoing story of the tree mess has concluded with a new home for the bees. [...]
Craigslist has word of a lost camera: Lost Camera in Camera Bag (Fountain Lake, Byrd Park) Lost on Saturday afternoon, 28 August, a Canon Power Shot Camera in a small carrier case with a shoulder strap. The pictures are more important than the camera. Reward.
Air conditioning bills got you down? You’re not the only one. Commiserate and collaborate with David from Rosewood Ave. He added this comment to a great discussion thread about the need for a local solar panel initiative. I just spent last weekend blowing insulation in my attic! Trying to do anything and everything I can [...]
The Byrd Park Civic League is looking for a logo. The contest is under way and they need more entries ASAP. If you can design one, they’re giving $50 in prize money to the winner. The deadline is 8/31. Email submissions or questions to BPCLRVA@gmail.com
A wooden bench went missing from a neighbor’s porch last night in the 2100 block of Rosewood Ave. It was not fancy or particularly pretty, but you could sit on it. Now it’s gone. This neighbor does not want a new bench. He wants his old bench back. No picture’s are available, but if you [...]
When ex-Mayor Rudy McCollumn’s house was first featured on this site for its “supersized” construction of an addition, it wasn’t clear how the house was going to turn out. Well, it’s coming together as an eye-catching work of stone art. Lakeview Ave features a number of impressive houses that reflect the regal spectacle of the [...]
Richmond.com has a feature story about the past and future of the Pump House. Here’s an excerpt: In contrast to the more utilitarian modern style of public works facilities, the Pump House was designed in an ornate Gothic style and was intended to serve as more that just a water-pumping station. Its upper level was [...]
Say what you will about climbing real estate assessments, gentrification, and white flight to and fro, the homicide and crime numbers may tell the most significant story about the neighborhoods that sit just south of the Fan. In an impressive overview of 1994, the most violent and deadly year Richmond has seen since the Civil [...]
The sea monster of Fountain Lake was apprehended today by local fisherman, Corey King. The water beast‘s 8″ tall dorsal fin had been protruding from the water all morning before Corey sank his hook into the giant fish’s tail fin. It began at high noon… (many more pics, after the jump)
From Craigslist: She is the only truly important thing I have left of my mother. Lost in Byrd Park Friday August 13th 2010. she is very sweet black, with beard> Please help. If you see her please call 804-873-8205. Thank you for any help you can give. email is email@example.com.
Behind the Ha’Penny Stage by the Carillon there is a wooded alcove with this blocked path at one end (pictured). Just before the picture was taken, a pair of deer could be seen crossing the path and bounding into the woods. There are also a few blue metal structures (that don’t photograph well) that look [...]
The Enrichmond site has some good things to say about the Vita Course in Byrd Park: I was pleasantly surprised to see a decent amount of people, both young and old, getting a workout on the course. The 1 mile course consists of a variety of activity challenges including monkey bars, rope climbing, and more. [...]