Rivers of the Richmond Region
Rivers of the Richmond Region, a guide to the public access points
along the Richmond Region's rivers - the Appomattox, Chickahominy, Pamunkey and James.
The guidemap includes a map of the access points and
descriptions of the amenities available at each.
Collaborative’s public review process to identify strategic
priorities for the Richmond Region, it became clear that the
Richmond Region is
often defined by its rivers.
The Collaborative heard many comments describing the
need to improve public access to the James River, as well as public
awareness of existing access points.
To help address this lack of public awareness, the
RRPDC developed this public access guide for all rivers in the
Richmond Region to illustrate the location and characteristics of
existing public access points to not only the James River, but also
to the Appomattox, Chickahominy, South Anna, and Pamunkey Rivers.
Development of the guide was funded
through a grant from the
Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program and the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The grant also paid for a first printing of 3,000
To help distribute the guidemaps to the public,
RRPDC staff approached a group of the 2011 class of
Leadership Metro Richmond,
who were involved with the Capital Region Collaborative’s process.
They originally intended to distribute the guidemaps
through local parks and recreation departments, river keeper and
boat outfitters, and river access points. However, it quickly became
clear that demand would far exceed the first printing of 3,000.
through the efforts of an LMR alumna, the
approached the RRPDC with an offer to pay for a second printing of
RRPDC staff took advantage of the reprinting to
perform a significant revision of the guide. The improved guidemap
has generated commitments from
Sports Backers and the
Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau to help distribute the
first 8,000 copies.
RRPDC welcomes assistance from any organization
wishing to receive or distribute copies of the free guide.
Version 2 (March 2012):
Full size (7.4 MB) |
Low resolution (2.7 MB)
Version 1 (August 2011):
Full size (10.4 MB)