Archive for “Byrd Park”

Copterin’ Byrd Park

Copterin’ ‘Byrd Park’ from Tijo Media on Vimeo. Technically not in H&H but you can catch glimpses of H&H and Brandon the pilot/videographer lives in H&H so I’m posting. Enjoy.

Tree Climbing Championship this weekend

I purposefully didn’t run this yesterday because I think many of you would have thought I was joking. This is a real event and sounds like it could be really cool. The Jocelyn Lohse (seen above and in this video) who works at Riverside Outfitters so let’s go over to Byrd Park and give her […]

All sorts of roads closed around Byrd Park Thursday

Ahead of President Obama’s visit to the Carillon on Thursday, October 25th, Richmond Police have announced a slew of parking restrictions and street closures as a result of the presidential visit. So if you go through Byrd Park to get to work take a good look at this map.

President Obama rally to be held at Carillon

From RTD: President Barack Obama will appear at a rally Thursday at the Carillon in Byrd Park as part of a two-day, six-state tour this week. Doors open at 9 a.m. for the event, which is free and open to the public, but tickets or an online RSVP is required. Tickets are available at or can be […]

Belle Isle and other July 3rd/4th Closings

Venture Richmond will be closing Belle Isle and the parking lot on Tredegar Sunday July 3rd 5 p.m. the July 4th for the big Fireworks on James that will be happening on July 3rd. The fireworks will be launched from Belle Isle so obviously can’t have people in the area. Brown’s Island the official recommended […]

Stay CO2OL with Trees

The Richmond Tree Stewards are celebrating Arbor Day this Saturday at the Carillon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and everyone is invited rain or shine. Stay CO2OL with Trees, Richmond’s free Arbor Day Festival, aims to offer a big dose of fun and facts for everyone in the family. No tree hugging required, but […]

Got Goat?

Okay this is happening across the river but I’m a sucker for loose goat story. JRNH broke the news on a wayward goat that has been seen over the past few years near the Pump House up the hills in the area near the Carillon. Yes you read that right, a goat has been wondering […]

Public Meeting on Go Ape Ropes Course Postponed

From the city we hear; Due to internal changes, the public meeting scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Carillon on the proposed Go Ape ropes course for Byrd Park has been postponed. A new date and time will be announced when it becomes available.

Find Out More About Byrd Park Rope Course

We had a story about the proposed Go Ape rope course awhile back. Today there was a post up on Byrd Park quoting Beth Bradford on some reasons why the Kanawa Trace community is opposed to the development. The comments last I checked were in favor of the development. Fan District Hub is a little […]

Alice in Wonderland at Dogwood Dell

The city’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities is inviting everyone to wear their Halloween costume to the final showing in the department’s line up of free fall outdoor movies, which will be at Dogwood Dell in Byrd Park on Friday, October 29. The department will show Disney’s “ Alice in Wonderland” from 7 […]

Rope Course Swinging into Byrd Park?

From RVAnews; Today the City’s Urban Design Committee unanimously approved pieces of a plan by Go Ape to bring a ropes course to Byrd Park. The course would be located in the wooded area behind the Carillon. The entire course — excepting a wooden building used for ticket sales and some fencing — would be […]

Forum on Bikes, Pedestrians and Trails at the Carillon

The Mayor’s Bike, Pedestrian and Trails Commission will hold a public forum on Monday, September 20 at The Carillon at Byrd Park, 600 S Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23219 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The presentations will start at 6:30 pm. Overview of Commission Goals and Recommend Projects [via] In related news it is Virginia […]

Byrd Park Bees Have a Southbank Connection

 Forest Hill’s resident arborist, Luke McCall, was recently featured on WTVR-6 for his efforts to save a beehive in a fallen tree in Byrd Park. I hope those bees and local gardeners are drafting a nice thank you letter to Luke.

Benefit Concert for Dogwood Dell & Art Festival

Our brother site Byrd Park has the details on a concert this Saturday at the Byrd that will benefit 54th Annual Festival of Arts.. Come and see 20 of the most talented performers the City of Richmond has to offer at the Benefit Concert for Dogwood Dell on June 6th at the Byrd Theater. This […]

‘Make It Happen’ 5K Run

The annual 5k run to support the Nicole Megaloudis Foundation is taking place on April 11th around Swan & Shields Lake. The Run is being held in conjunction with the VCU Women’s Soccer Alumni game (Saturday, April 10th, 11:00am @ Sportsbacker Stadium). Download a flyer to spread the word about this great event or register […]

Slaughterama Bikers at Byrd Park & Belle Isle

I have not been able to attend these events but from my understanding it is folks on bicycles having a good time. Valeria Catrow of RVAnews list it in it’s 5 Things and has a link to last year’s pictures. Keep an eye out for more bicyclist than normal. Event Schedule:

Arbor Day Events in Byrd Park

Yeah it is across the river and over a week away but it feels like spring outside so I am running this now. Official Press Release: Welcome Spring with Arbor Day Workshops and Exhibits Saturday, April 3, in Byrd Park Get a head start on spring on Saturday, April 3, at Stay Co2ol with Trees, […]

Help Plant Trees at Byrd Park

It seems like after every big storm when you drive through Byrd park you can find at least one tree that is down or significantly damaged. In order to keep the park the tree filled paradise that it is, the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities is planting 20 trees tomorrow and could […]

Two Carillon Items

First up there is the annual Nativity Pageant Nativity scene tonight. This will be the 78th time folks have gathered at the Carillon to celebrate Christmas. All the details can be found on their website. The second item is if you enjoy the various events that happen in and around the carillon year round you […]

9/11 Service to be Held at Carillon

Official City Press Release: The City of Richmond ’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities will host a program on Friday, September 11, to honor Richmond ’s Police, Fire and Emergency Services departments, Richmond Ambulance Authority, and the Red Cross as part of the National Day of Service and Remembrance. The program will take […]

3rd Annual Guerilla Art Show

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Arts In The Park

The Carillon Civic Association Announces its 38th annual “Arts in the Park” show and sale at the Carillon in Byrd Park on May 2nd, 11-6 p.m. and May 3rd, 11-5 p.m., 2009.

5th Annual Virginia ‘Make It Happen 5K Run’

This run is to support the Nicole Megaloudis Foundation and will take place on April 19th in Byrd Park. Registration will start at 12 and the run will begin at 1. On February 9th 2004, Nicole (a freshman at Virginia Commonwealth University) was killed in an auto accident on I-64 in Virginia. Nicole was a […]