On March 9, 2013 Christina Woodson, Coordinator of the Virginia Bluebird Society did a training for interested citizens on monitoring the newly acquired Bluebird house trail in Forest Hill Park. Forest Hill Park has 7 new Bluebird boxes, in the hopes that the Bluebirds will nest in our local park and regain their population. Many residents [...]
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Anybody that has talked to me for more than a few minutes about the history of the area knows I’m fascinated by the old amusement park that once graced Forest Hill Park. The picture above is of the coaster that was called Dip the Dip and was in between the merry-go-round and dance pavilion.
As part of the summer long Movies in the Park program the city will be showing Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax at 8:30, Friday in Forest Hill Park. This is a cute, not great movie, that most kids will enjoy.
There is a stone pyramid in Forest Hill Park and nobody know the why, how, or the who of its origin. There are some theories and in the RTD story this morning and on H&H awhile back. Kudos to all the volunteers at Friends of Forest Hill Park that have worked to uncover this monument. [...]
Image from the awesome Library of Congress, Chronicling America website.
Just when the comment thread on our previous post on this subject quieted down, new fodder for the fire. Word on the street is that Richmond Animal Care and Control has been conducting informational patrols in several city parks over the last few weeks and giving warnings about leash and licensing laws. April 1st, the [...]
You faithful readers of Hills and Heights probably already know about the Forest Hill Yacht Club and its planned regatta to rededicate the newly renovated lake, but the Richmond Times-Dispatch is covering it too! and they include a few more details. The regatta will set sail after the [Rededication] ceremony, culminating in a friendly neighborhood [...]
City Council voted 9-0 last night to name the soon-to-be-built bridge at Forest Hill Park Lake after the Harvey Family who were murdered January 1, 2006. In a separate matter they also approved the use of property at Canoe Run to be used for new fire house. via RTD
As head of the Richmond park system, J.R. Pope has been overseeing the revitalization of Forest Hill Park Lake. If you’ve ever gotten a chance to hear the excitement in his voice when he’s talking about our parks, you know that he’s in it for the right reasons. He was profiled in RTD today: He [...]
It was a beautiful, cool evening Sunday night when a large crowd headed to the park to watch Payback, a James Brown tribute band. The kids started dancing early but by the end there was a rare crowd of adults dancing with abandon.It’s hard NOT to shake your groove thang with such great music.
Friends of Forest Hill Park hosted a small tour of the lake restoration project Tuesday evening and I was happy to tag along and take a few pics. For more info and photos
Exciting developments in the lake dredging project, heavy equipment has been moved to the site to begin work! From Kathy Graziano’s office: Heavy equipment staging for lake restoration. The equipment will be moved before tomorrow. Next week the dewatering process starts and the lake will become a construction area. If you want access, stop at [...]
Grab a blanket and a picnic and head to these outdoor music gatherings. Let the kids dance their brains out while you sit and enjoy the evenings as they cool down. The series is brought to you by the Forest Hill, Westover Hills, and Woodland Heights Neighborhood Associations and the City of Richmond. May 10 [...]
I had to restrain myself from using multiple exclamation points in the headline. I really enjoy the SOJ market. There are so many yummy goodies and it brings together the neighborhood in a wonderful bed-headed way. Bring your reusable grocery bags and head down to the picnic shelters at Forest Hill Park from 8am to [...]
Loyal readers already knew about the upcoming lake restoration but now the RTD has a few more detailsincluding the cost, $1.7 million. The Friends of Forest Hill Park will have more details at their monthly meeting next Tuesday. Details posted here. The lake, created more than a century ago when the park was part of [...]
I didn’t make it over to the park but go here to see some pictures of folks enjoying the hill aspect of Forest Hill Park.
Great Backyard Bird Count Meet in Forest Hill Park on February 14 at 8 AM in the picnic shelter parking lot near shelter #2. Group led by expert birder Sue Ridd No special skills are required and beginning birders are welcome. BYOB (bring your own binoculars) The count usually lasts 2-3 hours, but you may [...]
Take a three and a half mile tour of Forest Hill. Starting at the Stone House, winding down around Riverside Drive, back up to the south side of Forest Hill, and back. Run it, walk it, or come out to cheer. This will be a fun neighborhood event for all! Saturday, February 14th, 2009 9:00AM [...]
The Valentine Richmond History Center is offering a walking tour of Forest Hill this coming Sunday from 2-4PM. The tour will center around the history of Forest Hill Park and current restoration work at the lake, as well as the immediate neighborhood surroundings. And dog lovers should keep in mind that a similar tour is [...]
Forest Hill Park sees lots of activity on Sunday July 20th. From noon-4PM is the return of Sunday in the Park, followed immediately by the summer monthly Music in the Park Series, which runs until 6PM. All the details are below the fold.
June’s Music in the Park event is this Sunday, 6-8PM, in Forest Hill Park, featuring Cashmere Jungle Lords.
Or in Forest Hill Park, anyway.
Channel 8 has a feature story* on building tensions between Woodland Heights residents and Park cyclists. I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve not ridden on the park trails since moving to the neighborhood, but I’d love to see some closure to this before I start! *Windows Media link…Sorry Mac-types.
From Kathy Graziano: Richmond City Council Member Kathy Graziano today announced that the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has approved a permit to restore the lake at Forest Hill Park to its historic boundaries. The project has been in the planning stages for more than three years by the Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and [...]