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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 scenery

This is a place where you can go and enjoy swimming in the river or sunning on the many rocks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richmond, United States
Great spot for picnic or just having fun

The access to the river is easy and the depth is pretty shallow making it easy for kids also to get... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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4301 Riverside Dr, Richmond, VA 23219
+1 804-646-5733
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place where you can go and enjoy swimming in the river or sunning on the many rocks. Maybe see bald eagles!! it is a great place to relax, with many restaurants near by

Thank 278kentm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The access to the river is easy and the depth is pretty shallow making it easy for kids also to get in and wade around. some good spots to picnic on, including large boulders in the river. wearing wet shoes is recommended as the stones...More

Thank nashp
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite spots. It's tranquil, quiet, and simply beautiful. You can sit on the river and watch the water for hours. There are grassy areas for picnics or dog owners, plus trails for people who like to hike. It's a photographer's...More

1  Thank wanderlust8237
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Pony Pasture is the best place to get very up close and personal with the James River. Agility and good shoes will let you rock hop far out into the river and yet keep you protected from the current. Great place to sun bathe or...More

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to get wet and have fun! Lots of parking. Easy access to river. Lots of Rocks for sunbathing or taking a break.

Thank KENT N
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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 26 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 19 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 16 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
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Steven S
23 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.