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Folks meeting to discuss a splash pad in Carter Jones Park

There will be a super casual meet-up (their words) at Carter Jones Park near the boulders in the street at 28th & Perry, on Sunday at 4:00pm to discuss ideas/plans for a splash pad in Carter Jones Park. This wouldn’t be a pool but closer to what you see above.

No parking on the grass in Carter Jones Park on Wednesday night

Quite the difference from what is happening on the weekends. Hopefully this helps folks get the message about the proper spots for parking. Thanks to Greg H. for the photo.

Park where ever you want, it’s Carter Jones Park

The headline is mine but the tweet and the picture are Greg’s. When I Tweeted with Greg on Sunday night there had been no response from RPD on either Saturday or Sunday. It’s amazing to me that folks think they can just drive their vehicles into the park like that with no repercussions.

28th Street skate spot will remain, will look into building Fonticello a skatepark

The following story is by Nathan Cushing at RVANews; The Richmond Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities department has decided to allow a makeshift skateboarding spot in Fonticello Park to remain open. The city will also further look into plans to pave and fence in a concrete slab in a more remote area of the park for skaters […]

Skatepark Rally and another meeting scheduled

Close to 70 skaters came out under threatening skies to show support for the ad-hoc skatepark. The skatepark has been marked for closure and even the city’s clarification on what will be happening has caused much discussion. Among the non-skaters were 15 or so neighbors, Dr. Merrifield and Larry Miller of Parks and Recreations, assorted media […]

City shutting down skatepark

Skate hard or go home…never mind just go home. Is the message the city delivered sometime yesterday to the skateboarders that had turned two tennis courts into an ad hoc skatepark.

Fonticello/Carter Jones Park Party Problems

A party at the park caused some issues with the local neighbors in the Woodland Heights area and is now being discussed on the Woodland Heights Yahoo group. The music was heard as far away as Ferncliff which is almost Riverside Drive roughly 7 or 8 blocks away. Does anyone know who could I contact […]