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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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Great place on the Riva!

Fun to walk along the river in this lovely spot. Some access to water and water sports. Arrive... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shenandoah3
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Richmond, Virginia
Get lost on rambling walks by the James River

When you park at the Pony Pasture lot, you have lots of options for getting in a hike alongside the... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Cindy M
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Richmond, Virginia
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4301 Riverside Dr, Richmond, VA 23219
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun to walk along the river in this lovely spot. Some access to water and water sports. Arrive early on weekends since parking is limited and location is popular James River destination.

Thank Shenandoah3
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

When you park at the Pony Pasture lot, you have lots of options for getting in a hike alongside the river. You can meander through the cool green riverside woods on trails kept pretty clean from overgrowth by both the parks service and plenty of...More

1  Thank Cindy M
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Pony Pasture Park is a local hangout. Locals come to enjoy the water, sun and enjoy family time. if you like lay on rocks, soak in the sun and have a very relaxing stress free day.. This is the place for you..

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

I came here at sunset one evening - and the views are breathtaking. It was so quiet when I went, so that made it even more beautiful!

Thank Allison S
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

This park turns out to be a good "put-in" point for kayaking on the James River in Richmond. As you make your way, paddling down the river, you encounter a series of white water rapids. Some of these rapids involve large rocks. Behind the large...More

1  Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

We love being active and we often park at PP. From there you can run the trails or run the roads with some killer hills. We also will bike out the area b/c there is plenty of parking. James River Rafting also works out of...More

1  Thank Carrie L
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Very relaxing park. You spent an enjoyable afternoon in the sunshine just walking around. There are things to do and boats to rent but just wandering/walking around is fine

1  Thank Chinapjs
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We have picniced and walked through the park many times. it can be flooded when there is a lot of rain so wear your boots at these times. You can often see deer, turtles and sometimes snakes and owls. Dip your feet in the water...More

1  Thank 988Jan2013
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Bring your tubes, kayaks, canoes or just towels and picnic! So much to do. We hiked out to a large rock in the middle of the James, set up our towels and enjoyed splashing and swimming in the James. Kids had a blast. Fun for...More

1  Thank Helen T
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We live in Upstate New York, and are use to the beautiful trails up north, but this trail system is a hidden gem. Viewing the website is the best way to plan your visit. We came from the Maymount park side, and over a toll...More

1  Thank Kelly V
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Steven S
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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.
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