Archive for “Belle Isle”

Skateboard robbery on Belle Isle

From RTD Richmond police are investigating two robberies, including one that occurred on Belle Isle in the James River. There were no injuries in either robbery.

Cyclist Assaulted Near Reedy Creek

From the Cycling Central Virginia message board we’ve learned that on Friday 3/25 a cyclist was assaulted. The rider was in Forest Hill Park on Reedy Creek near the pipeline crossing. The rider came upon a group of approximately 8 kids aged 14 – 17.  The rider asked to pass and all of them moved to the side. […]


Belle Isle Sunset

Photo by: Michael Chronister originally posted on RVANews.

Celebrate Winter Solstice Belle Isle Style

Celebrate the shortest day of the year with folks from Friends of James River Park on Belle Isle, Friday. Gather at the pedestrian bridge around 4. There will be hot cocoa, music, stories, poetry and a bonfire. Fittingly this is the last day that Ralph White who has served as a steward for the Parks for the past […]

Tour Belle Isle with Ralph White and a look at the future of the Parks

Ralph and his retirement are the feature story in Style Weekly. On the advice of his wife, Cricket, he has decided to retire before he gets himself fired once and for all and loses his pension. His last day is Friday, Dec. 21. White dedicated three decades to the park and has no faith in […]

Belle Isle quarry becomes fishy

In the better late than never category I’ve got a story that happened last week. Ralph White and 70 children from Tuckahoe Montessori School loaded up the Belle Isle quarry with all sorts of fish. RTD had the story back on 11/10. “You are about to change the world,” Ralph White told the crowd from […]

Belle Isle Skills Park Dedication video

Belle Isle Skills Park Dedication from Tijo Media on Vimeo. Thanks to Brandon Montijo for the video.

Bridges from the past

Posted on the RVANews Facebook Page and provided by the Valentine Richmond History Center.


This image was originally posted on the Visit Richmond VA Facebook page.

Mom of Belle Isle chalker gets community service – Richmond, VA News, Weather, Traffic I missed this when it came out a day or so ago. The story was picked up by the Huffington Post and there are over 1,000 comments and climbing.

Belle Isle chalkgate mom trial is set

Remember when I had that post about the mom that got banned from Belle Isle for allowing her child to use chalk on a rock? It was one of my most read posts. So in a blatant attempt to stir the pot I’m posting this story on CBS6 about the trial being set. I think […]

Man shot on Belle Isle

From NBC12; Richmond police are looking for two men after a shooting at Belle Isle. (According to ABC8 it was around 1 a.m.) Police say that man underwent in surgery Tuesday morning and is now in critical condition. Police are still in the early stages of the investigation but this is what they know. Two […]

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Belle Isle Skills Area celebration

Photo by Greg Rollins posted on Belle Isle Skills Area website From Richmond MORE: Please join Richmond-MORE and the City of Richmond on Saturday, May 26, 2012 from noon until 2 to celebrate the completion of the Belle Isle Skills Area.


This Belle Isle bridgewalker was posted on the Weapon of Mass Creation  Tumblr.

Three jobbernowls rescued from the river

From ABC8; Richmond Fire responded to a river rescue at Belle Isle. At around 6:30 PM Tuesday evening, a young woman was reported to be stranded in the river. When 2 others tried to rescue her from the water, they were stranded as well. All 3 were rescued by crews without incident. Stay with 8News […]

Seven dunderheads rescued from the James

Once again Richmonders chose to ignore signs warning that they needed life jackets to be playing in the river. The result was predictable and reported by the RTD. Richmond firefighters rescued seven people from the James River on Sunday afternoon. Rescue crews responded to the river near Belle Isle around 3 p.m. for five teenagers […]

CBS6 footage of kayakers rescuing man at Hollywood Rapids

Head to CBS6 for an interview with the kayaker.

First fools of the year rescued from the river

Sorry for the sarcastic tone but couldn’t help myself. We’ve seen heavy rain. Rain follows the path of least resistance downhill. Eventually it goes into the river and the river will rise. It’s not rocket science yet somehow some brainiacs can’t figure it out. Three people had to be rescued from the river today near […]

NBC12: Woman ticketed for daughter using chalk on Belle Isle rock

NBC12 has the details on a mother who was given a $300+ ticket for allowing her 4yr to decorate a Belle Isle rock with sidewalk chalk. On top of the ticket the woman has also been banned from all city parks. The official crime title, “destruction of public property”. Officer Stacy Rogers patrols Belle Isle. […]

Low circling plane last night was looking for Belle Isle stabbing suspect

From NBC12 Richmond Police are looking for a stabbing suspect, after a violent evening on Belle Isle Tuesday night.Police tell us the victim was stabbed several times, but should be okay. We’re told is all started out as some type of fight between the victim and suspect on Belle Isle. That escalated into the stabbing.The […]

Belle Isle bicycle skill course a go

Above is heading for Belle Isle (right under Lee Bridge) this spring. Looks like it will soon be time for me to dust off the mt. bike sitting in my basement. From the Belle Isle Skills Area website; Located on Belle Island, this skills facility will be an addition to the 18 miles of urban single […]

Favorite Parts of the Riverfront Proposal

Recently the third part of a three part presentation of the Richmond Riverfront Plan was released. Public meetings were held to share this info. but not all of us could make the meeting. Fortunately we have folks like Phil Riggan who do attend the meeting and give us nice summaries on and we have folks […]

Zipping Across Belle

Belle Isle Bridge circa 1972 by Vintage Richmond

Belle Isle is such a natural oasis now that it is easy to forget the industry on the island as recently as the 70′s. This latest photo from Vintage Richmond really highlights the change from industry to greenery and dovetails nicely with this Belle Isle photo from 1965. Great work as always from Vintage Richmond.

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