Archive for “Forest Hill Park”

An Ode to Forest Hill Park

Monitoring the Bluebird Trail of Forest Hill Park

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 […]

Forest Hill Park roller coaster

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.

Watch The Lorax in Forest Hill Park on Friday

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.

Mysterious Forest Hill Park Pyramid Remains Mysterious

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. […]

The Clime of the Heart, the Shrine of the Sun

Image from the awesome Library of Congress, Chronicling America website.

Animal Control Conducts Informational Patrols

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 […]

Forest Hill Yacht Club in RTD Article

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 Votes to Name Bridge at Forest Hill Park Lake

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

J.R. Pope profiled in 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 […]

Payback Gets Forest Hill Park Jumping

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.

Lake Restoration Tour

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

Heavy equipment Moves into Forest Hill Park for Lake Project

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 […]

Music in the Park returns to Forest Hill Park May 10

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 […]

South of the James Market Opens May 2

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 […]

More On Lake Restoration

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 […]

Sledding at Forest Hill Park

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.

12th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count

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 […]

Forest Hill 5k This Saturday

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 […]

Forest Hill Park 1956

Forest Hill Walking Tour

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 […]

A big Sunday

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.

Music in the Park

June’s Music in the Park event is this Sunday, 6-8PM, in Forest Hill Park, featuring Cashmere Jungle Lords.

The poop on Forest Hill Park

Or in Forest Hill Park, anyway.

Forest Hill Park bike trail row

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.

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