Parks and Recreation Digest - Summer 2022

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Summer 2022


Our Promise: The Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities (PRCF) promises to make available, affordable, accessible, and enjoyable activities for all children in the City of Richmond. To keep this promise, out staff will reduce fees based on ability to pay. Please discuss your needs with our recreation staff.

Government Access Station: Tune in to Channel 17 for current announcements of programs, trips, and special events. Only available with Verizon Fios and Comcast cable services.

Who Do I Contact For...? General Questions, Online Registration Questions, or Comments 804-646-5733 AskParkRec@Richmondgov.com

Volunteers: We encourage support from parents and members of the community. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please contact your local community center or park staff member.

Inclusion Statement: PRCF is committed to providing quality inclusive recreation and leisure activities to all residents in this community regardless of their level of ability. We value and support inclusive opportunities in all activities, programs and services throughout the city. To request a modification based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact the Therapeutic Recreation office at 804-6466934.

Non City Resident Fee: Non city residents must pay an additional $20 fee per program or activity.

On-going Programs: Please note that on-going programs will expire August 31, 2022 and require registering again.

Payments for Programs: PRCF cannot take cash as a form of payment for any of the programs that we offer. We accept money orders, cashier checks, credit cards, and personal checks. Checks and money orders should be made payable to “City of Richmond.”

Operation Hours: Operation hours can be found on the Facilities Listing pages.

City Holidays: The City of Richmond offices and buildings will be closed on the following holidays: Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, and Labor Day.

Photo Credits: Tamara Jenkins, Michael Wallace, or Alfonzo Mathis, unless otherwise noted.

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Dance Pine Camp Summer Impact

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Dance Camp

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Facilities Listing

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Athletics

12 Aquatics 14 Summer Camp 18 Fitness 19 Active Adults 21 Cemeteries

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Pools

NOTICE

The City of Richmond has lifted the mask mandate for city facilities. Program participants are not required to wear a mask inside any facility unless they want to do so. For more information about COVID-19, please visit https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/

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17th Street Market

Brook Road & E. Clay Streets

Alice Fitz Playground 13th and Perry Streets

Ann Hardy Plaza Community Center

3300 First Avenue | 804-646-4824

Annie Giles Community Center

6701 Three Chopt Road

2803 Dupont Circle | 804-646-0944

Bill Robinson Playground

721 N. 35th Street

Blackwell Community Center

300 E. 15th Street | 804-646-8630

Briel Street Playground 1319 N. 36th Street

Broad Rock Community Center

Calhoun Community Center Cannon Creek Nature Area

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Richmond-Henrico Turnpike

COUNCIL DISTRICT 3

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436 Calhoun Street | 804-646-4083

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4615 Ferguson Lane | 804-646-8824

600 W. 22nd Street

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1800 Lynhaven Avenue | 804-646-8849

Canoe Run Park

Bellemeade Natatorium

4801 Old Warwick Road

Battery Park Community Center

Broad Rock Sports Complex

COMMUNITY ROOM

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1600 Lamb Avenue

1800 Lynhaven Avenue | 804-646-8235

SKATE PARK

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Barton Heights Cemetery

Bellemeade Community Center

CEMETERY

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1400 Oliver Hill Way | 804-646-5733

Bandy Field Nature Park

SPLASH PAD

100 N. 17th Street | 804-646-0954

Abner Clay Park

FACILITY RENTAL

TENNIS | PICKLEBALL COURTS

POOL

PLAYGROUND | TOT LOT

Dawn to Dusk daily

GYMASIUM

Parks,Playgrounds,and Cemeteries

PICNIC SHELTER

Noon - 8 -p.m. 7:30 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday - Friday

VITA COURSE | WALKING TRAIL

Community Centers

OUTDOOR BAKSETBALL COURTS

Hours of Operation

ATHLETIC FIELD (Soccer, Football, Baseball)

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Carillon Grounds

1300 Blanton Avenue

Carter Jones | Fonticello Park 2813 Bainbridge Street

201 E. Brookland Park Blvd. 1400 Maury Street

3000 E. Grace Street

Conrad Street Mini Park

1901 Conrad Street

Creighton Court Community Center

2101 Creighton Road | 804-646-4511

Davee Garden

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Fairmount Pool

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2000 U Street | 804-646-3831

Forest Hill Park

4021 Forest Hill Avenue

Forest Hill Park Stone House

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Old Rhoades Estate House

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COUNCIL DISTRICT

SKATE PARK

CEMETERY

COMMUNITY ROOM

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1401 Pump House Drive

3000 Belt Blvd. | 804-646-7934

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Dogwood Dell

Hickory Hill Community Center

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3412 Ryburn Road

500 Forest Lawn Drive

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3400 East Grace Street

Henderson Softball Complex

Chimborazo Roundhouse

4425 Williamsburg Avenue

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Chimborazo Playground

Gilles Creek Park

3201 East Broad Street

2120 Fendall Avenue

SPLASH PAD

Chimborazo Park

Gaither Beard Fields

FACILITY RENTAL

TENNIS | PICKLEBALL COURTS

POOL

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Chandler Playground Charlie D. Sydnor Playground

PLAYGROUND | TOT LOT

Dawn to Dusk daily

GYMASIUM

Parks,Playgrounds,and Cemeteries

PICNIC SHELTER

7:30 a.m. 6 p.m. Noon - 8- p.m. Monday - Friday

VITA COURSE | WALKING TRAIL

Community Centers

OUTDOOR BAKSETBALL COURTS

Hours of Operation

ATHLETIC FIELD (Soccer, Football, Baseball)

Facilities

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Historic Fulton Memorial Park 5001 Williamsburg Avenue - Under Construction

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Holly Street Playground

819 Holly Street

Hotchkiss Field Community Center 701 E. Brookland Park Blvd. | 804-646-4466

Humphrey Calder Community Center 414 N. Thompson Street | 804-646-1780

James River - Ancarrow's Landing 1308 Bander Street

James River - Belle Isle 500 Tredegar Street

James River - Great Shiplock Park James River - Nature | Visitors Center James River - North Bank Park

James River - Pony Pasture & Wetlands 6700 Riverside Drive

James River - Pump House Park 1800 block of Pump House Drive

Jefferson Park

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Kanawha Plaza Park

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801 E. Canal Street

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2801 E. Franklin Street

Linwood Robinson Senior Center

700 N. 26th Street | 804-646-3115

Lombardy Street Triangle 301 N. Lombardy Street

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Libby Hill Park

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1921 Princess Anne Avenue

8800 W. Huguenot Road

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(AKA Texas Beach) 2000 Texas Avenue

Lewis G. Larus Park

4101 Riverside Drive

4308 Hermitage Road

2803 Dock Street

Joseph Bryan Park

COUNCIL DISTRICT

COMMUNITY ROOM

SKATE PARK

CEMETERY

SPLASH PAD

FACILITY RENTAL

TENNIS | PICKLEBALL COURTS

POOL

PLAYGROUND | TOT LOT

Dawn to Dusk daily

GYMASIUM

Parks,Playgrounds,and Cemeteries

PICNIC SHELTER

7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Friday

VITA COURSE | WALKING TRAIL

Community Centers

OUTDOOR BAKSETBALL COURTS

Hours of Operation

ATHLETIC FIELD (Soccer, Football, Baseball)

Facilities

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Luck's Field Rogers & T Streets (1925 U Street)

Mashore Playground (Old Pilkington PG) 2310 Decatur Street

Maury & Mt. Olivet Cemeteries Maymont Playground

1100 S. Allen Avenue

Montrose Heights Playground 2022 Fenton Street

Moore Street Tot Lot 1846 Moore Street

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Mosby Court Commuity Center

1543 Coalter Street | 804-646-0207

Oakwood Cemetery

3400 Canepa Street

Parker Field Annex 3101 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd

Petronius S. Jones Park 1400 Idlewood Avenue

Pine Camp Arts and Community Center 4901 Old Brook Road | 804-646-3677

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Powhite Park

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421 E. Ladies Mile Road

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Providence Park Playground

1415 Grayland Avenue | 804-646-1080

7200 Jahnke Road

Randolph Community Center

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Poe's Park Powhatan Hill Community Center

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3101 Nine Mile Road | 804-646-4473

Oakwood Park

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719 W. Franklin Street | 804-381-1396

COUNCIL DISTRICT 8

Monroe Park

2200 Gordon Avenue

COMMUNITY ROOM

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2700 Maury Street | 804-646-8259

Oak Grove Playground

SKATE PARK

CEMETERY

SPLASH PAD

FACILITY RENTAL

TENNIS | PICKLEBALL COURTS

POOL

PLAYGROUND | TOT LOT

Dawn to Dusk daily

GYMASIUM

Parks,Playgrounds,and Cemeteries

PICNIC SHELTER

7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Friday

VITA COURSE | WALKING TRAIL

Community Centers

OUTDOOR BAKSETBALL COURTS

Hours of Operation

ATHLETIC FIELD (Soccer, Football, Baseball)

Facilities

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Riverside Park | North Bank Trail

Smith-Peters Playground 900-1000 Catherine Street

Southampton Playground 3333 Cheverly Road

2717 Alexander Avenue

3055 Logandale Avenue

Swansboro Playground

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Swansboro Natatorium Third Avenue Tot Lot 2001 Third Avenue 2001 Ruffin Road | 804-646-8490

Thomas Jefferson Tot Lot 4100 W. Grace Street

Westhampton Green 519 Libbie Avenue

Westover Community Center 1301 Jahnke Road | 804-646-8995

Westwood Playground 5401 Marian Street

Whitcomb Court Community Center 2302 Carmine Street | 804-646-2988

William Byrd Park 600 S. Arthur Ashe Blvd

William Byrd Park Roundhouse 800 S. Davis Avenue

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3160 Midlothian Turnpike | 804-646-8088

Thomas B. Smith Community Center

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2401 E. Broad Street

Summer Hill Park

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St. John's Historic Church

6255 Warwick Road | 804-646-1206

COMMUNITY ROOM

1401 S. Randolph Street

Southside Community Center

SKATE PARK

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Riverview Cemetery

3000 Grant Street

CEMETERY

721 S. Pine Street

Rueger Field

SPLASH PAD

FACILITY RENTAL

TENNIS | PICKLEBALL COURTS

POOL

PLAYGROUND | TOT LOT

Dawn to Dusk daily

GYMASIUM

Parks,Playgrounds,and Cemeteries

PICNIC SHELTER

7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Friday

VITA COURSE | WALKING TRAIL

Community Centers

OUTDOOR BAKSETBALL COURTS

Hours of Operation

ATHLETIC FIELD (Soccer, Football, Baseball)

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Woodville Pool

1900 North Avenue

Reserve A Facility Today! Are you looking for a place to hold your next business meeting or retreat? Planning a wedding, baby shower, family reunion, softball tournament, or special event? Look no further! With our picnic shelters, park houses, 60+ parks, athletic fields, tennis courts, and softball/baseball fields; we have something to fit your needs. For rental rates, additional information, or to reserve a location, please visit our website or call 804-646-0761.

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COUNCIL DISTRICT

COMMUNITY ROOM

SKATE PARK

CEMETERY

SPLASH PAD

FACILITY RENTAL

TENNIS | PICKLEBALL COURTS

2305 Fairfield Avenue | 804-646-3834

Yancy Street Tot Lot

POOL

PLAYGROUND | TOT LOT

Dawn to Dusk daily

GYMASIUM

Parks,Playgrounds,and Cemeteries

PICNIC SHELTER

7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Friday

VITA COURSE | WALKING TRAIL

Community Centers

OUTDOOR BAKSETBALL COURTS

Hours of Operation

ATHLETIC FIELD (Soccer, Football, Baseball)

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Athletics Cobra Boxing

Cobra Boxing athletes will learn the sport of Olympic boxing while developing character and learning competitive excellence, and helping to grow the sport in the state of Virginia. The program strives to encourage, teach motivation, guidance, and inspiration to build character and strength. In addition, members will learn discipline and respect where they can utilize these skills in the community, home, work, and school. Ages: 5 years and over Dates: On Going |Monday - Friday Time: 6:30 - 9 p.m. Price: Free Location: Cobra Boxing Gym at Southside Community Center

Register online today at parksandrecreation.richmondgov.com

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Aquatics Richmond Riptides Has your child just finished an amazing summer league season and is interested in swimming during the school year? Has he or she just finished swim lessons and you’re looking for more? Well look no further! The Richmond Riptides Swim Team is designed to offer a competitive swimming experience to youth ages 5 to 18 years old. Swimmers will have the opportunity to learn all four swimming strokes, build self-confidence, meet new friends, and become stronger swimmers in an exciting and fun environment. The Richmond Riptides Swim Team competes in the Virginia Community Swim League (VCSL), which is comprised of municipally sponsored teams from the Richmond and Tidewater areas, in USA Swim meets, and local fun meets. All participants must be able to swim the length of a 25 yard pool on their own to be eligible to participate with the team. Ages: 6 years and over Dates: On-going | Monday - Friday Time: 4 - 7 p.m. Price: Free Location: Swansboro Indoor Pool

Group Swim

Each group is allowed 45 minutes of private pool time. Group swim is offered at all pools except Swansboro, Woodville, and Hotchkiss. Please note that there is a $5 charge per person. For more information, or to schedule a group swim, please email Jerrod Booker at Jerrod.Booker@rva.gov

Open Swim

Groups wanting to swim during open swim must schedule days they plan to attend with the pool manager at the preferred pool to ensure proper lifeguard supervision. For more information, or to schedule a group swim, please email Jerrod Booker at Jerrod.Booker@rva.gov.

Adult/Family Swim

Admission is free during adult/family swim. Participants must be 18 years or older for entry. Proper ID may be required to ensure adult and family enjoyment. Parents and/or guardians must accompany their children during family swim hours.

Registration for the 2022 - 2023 season will began in August and is on going. To register for the program please contact the program at RichmondCityRiptides@gmail.com

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Aquatics

POOLS CITY

Battery Park

2719 Dupont Circle 804-646-0127

Fairmount

2000 U Street 804-646-3831

Blackwell

238 East 14th Street 804-646-8718

Powhatan

100 Apperson Street 804-646-3595

Hotchkiss

701 East Brookland Park Boulevard 804-646-3762

Randolph

1401 Grayland Avenue 804-646-1329

Woodville

2305 Fairfield Avenue 804-646-3834

Outdoor Pool Hours of Operation Beginning June 18, 2022 1 - 7 p.m. • Monday through Friday 1 - 5 p.m. • Saturday and Sunday

Register online today at parksandrecreation.richmondgov.com

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Summer Camp Great Summer Escape

This summer is sure to be one for the newspapers. PRCF is committed to offering our campers ages 6-12 years old an enjoyable and enriching experience designed to stimulate curiosity and creativity, develop new interests, encourage exploration, and increase self-esteem and personal growth. Intertwined is a strong athletic program where children develop skills and tone muscles while learning to eat healthy, swim, play tennis and golf, hike and exercise under the watchful eyes of experienced instructors. An educational component and STEM is also built into the daily schedule. Breakfast and lunch will be served daily at 9 a.m. and noon respectively courtesy of the USDA Summer Meals for Kids Federal Food program. Some activities and field trips may require an additional fee and permission slip. Ages: 6 to 12 years old Days: July 5 - July 22 | Monday - Friday Time: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Price: $200 resident | $225 non resident Location: Hickory Hill Community Center

Ages: 6 to 12 years old Days: August 1 - August 19 | Monday - Friday Time: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Price: $200 resident | $225 non resident Location: Hickory Hill Community Center Ages: 6 to 12 years old Days: August 1 - August 19 | Monday - Friday Time: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Price: $200 resident | $225 non resident Location: Humphrey Calder Community Center Ages: 6 to 12 years old Days: August 1 - August 19 | Monday - Friday Time: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Price: $200 resident | $225 non resident Location: Randolph Community Center Ages: 6 to 12 years old Days: August 1 - August 19 | Monday - Friday Time: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Price: $200 resident | $225 non resident Location: Westover Hills Community Center

Ages: 6 to 12 years old Days: July 5 - July 22 | Monday - Friday Time: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Price: $200 resident | $225 non resident Location: Humphrey Calder Community Center Ages: 6 to 12 years old Days: July 5 - July 22 | Monday - Friday Time: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Price: $200 resident | $225 non resident Location: Randolph Community Center Ages: 6 to 12 years old Days: July 5 - July 22 | Monday - Friday Time: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Price: $200 resident | $225 non resident Location: Westover Hills Community Center

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Summer Camp - Cultural Arts Pine Camp Summer Impact

Summer Dance Intentsive

Ages: 6 - 12 years Dates: July 18 - July 29 | Monday - Friday Time: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Price: $100 resident | $120 non resident Location: Pine Camp Arts and Community Center

Nature Film Camp

Join us at Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center this summer for possibly one of the most well rounded summer experiences your camper could dream of! A collaboration between the City of Richmond’s Recreation and Cultural Arts department, campers will have a blast jumping into recreational activities like dodgeball, fencing, and James River excursions while also having the opportunity to take the stage and shine with theater, dance, music, and arts classes. Each camp session will culminate with a small showing of “Jungle Book, Kids” and family field day! Breakfast and lunch provided. Ages: 6 - 12 years Dates: July 5 - July 15 | Monday - Friday Time: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Price: $100 resident | $120 non resident Location: Pine Camp Arts and Community Center

Ages: 6 - 12 years Dates: August 1 - August 12 | Monday - Friday Time: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Price: $100 resident | $120 non resident Location: Pine Camp Arts and Community Center NOTE: This program offers before and After Care from 8-9 AM and from 4:30 - 5:30 PM. The fee is an addition $20 for each time slot or $15 for both.

Richmond’s Page to Stage Summer Theater Intensive

Join us at Hickory Hill Community Center for the City of Richmond’s Page to Stage Theater Intensive! In collaboration with The New Theatre, this summer intensive will offer teens a hands on, high quality, professional summer theater experience culminating in a final production of Peter and the Starecatcher”, the “Peter Pan” origin story, at the Dogwood Dell Amphitheater. Through six weeks of training, campers will learn the ins and outs of putting on a full scale theater production - both on stage and behind the scenes- through collaboratively building every aspect of the show from the sets and costumes to the staging and dance. Ages: 13 - 18 years Dates: July 5 - August 12 | Monday - Friday Time: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Price: $300 resident | $320 non resident Location: Hickory Hill Community Center

The City Dance Program Summer Dance Intensive is a fun interactive dance camp that will intensively introduce the students to Ballet, Jazz, Modern, African, Lyrical, Tap and Hip-Hop dance genres. Students will work diligently over the course of 6 weeks with professional dance artist. Our mission is to provide a complete dance training of the highest quality, while remaining accessible and affordable. The program is designed to help each student prepare for his or her chosen goals in life, and to enable them the become productive citizens of the future by means of selfdiscipline, enhancement of learning skills and physical well-being. At the end of the camp, parents will be treated to a culminating event! Ages: 6 - 16 years Dates: July 5 - August 12 | Monday - Friday Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Price: $300 resident | $320 non resident Location: Pine Camp Arts and Community Center

Jump in and learn the art of outdoor filmmaking! In a team of three to four campers, you’ll create your own adventure movie. Learn to write and film the epic adventure in the Pine Camp Forest. Play forest games, do stream walks, and get muddy during scavenger hunts using a compass and a GPS. During the second session, campers will wear multiple hats as a director, videographer, actor, and screenwriter. You’ll work with professional cameras and be mentored by local filmmakers. We’ll also play improv games, forest games, cook with a Dutch oven, make props, and do wild scavenger hunts. Ages: 11 - 14 years Dates: July 5 - July 21 | Monday - Thursday Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Price: $150 resident | $170 non resident Location: Pine Camp Arts and Community Center Ages: 12 - 16 years Dates: July 25 - August 11 | Monday - Thursday Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Price: $150 resident | $170 non resident Location: Pine Camp Arts and Community Center

Register online today at parksandrecreation.richmondgov.com

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SUmmer Camp - Teens Summer Quest Teen Camp

Parents, is your child too old for day camp but too young to be left alone? Are you hearing, “I don’t want to go to camp, I just want time to hang out!” The Summer Quest Camp gives teens ages 12 1/2 14 an alternative to just staying home or hanging out unsupervised. This program shows young people that it is “OK” to still be a kid and to be involved in positive organizations at an age where peer pressure is strong. Your teens amazing summer adventure starts with #PRCF! Ages: 12 1/2 - 14 years Dates: July 5 - July 8 | Tuesday - Friday Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Price: $100 resident | $120 non resident Location: Hotchkiss Community Center Theme: Dance and Soccer Ages: 12 1/2 - 14 years Dates: July 11 - July 15 | Monday - Friday Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Price: $100 resident | $120 non resident Location: Annie Giles Community Resource Center Theme: Culinary Skills and Coding Ages: 12 1/2 - 14 years Dates: July 18 - July 22 | Monday - Friday Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Price: $100 resident | $120 non resident Location: Hotchkiss Community Center Theme: Textiles and Basketball

Ages: 12 1/2 - 14 years Dates: August 1 - August 5 | Monday - Friday Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Price: $100 resident | $120 non resident Location: Pine Camp Arts & Community Center Theme: Cheer and Basketball Ages: 12 1/2 - 14 years Dates: August 1 - August 5 | Monday - Friday Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Price: $100 resident | $120 non resident Location: Annie Giles Community Resource Center Theme: Coding Ages: 12 1/2 - 14 years Dates: August 8 - August 12 | Monday - Friday Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Price: $100 resident | $120 non resident Location: To Be Determined Theme: Pottery & Badminton Ages: 12 1/2 - 14 years Dates: August 15 - August 19 | Monday - Friday Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Price: $100 resident | $120 non resident Location: Hotchkiss Community Center Theme: Arts & Volleyball

Ages: 12 1/2 - 14 years Dates: July 18 - July 22 | Monday - Friday Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Price: $100 resident | $120 non resident Location: Annie Giles Community Resource Center Theme: Coding Ages: 12 1/2 - 14 years Dates: July 25 - July 29 | Monday - Friday Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Price: $100 resident | $120 non resident Location: Annie Giles Community Resource Center Theme: Coding Ages: 12 1/2 - 14 years Dates: July 25 - July 29 | Monday - Friday Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Price: $100 resident | $120 non resident Location: Hotchkiss Community Center Theme: Football

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Summer Camp - Sports CarMax Summer Basketball Camp

Does your child live, breath, and just love basketball? Then, this is the camp for them! Our CarMax Summer Basketball League has expanded into the CarMax Summer Basketball Camp and League for 2022. Players that are enrolled in this camp will also participate in an intermural 3 on 3 league in the evenings. Both breakfast and lunch will be provided. Ages: 8 - 11 years Dates: July 19 - July 22 | Tuesday - Friday Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Price: Free Location: Pine Camp Arts & Community Center

BALL UP

THIS SUMMER!

Ages: 12 - 14 years Dates: August 2 - August 5 | Tuesday - Friday Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Price: Free Location: Pine Camp Arts & Community Center

Register online today at parksandrecreation.richmondgov.com

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Fitness Low Impact Aerobics

Join us for an hour of low impact, seated chair aerobics and moderate intensity workouts that will get your heart rate up, relive stress, burn calories, and much more! Ages: 55 years and over Dates: On-going | Wednesday Time: 10 - 11 a.m. Price: Free Location: Linwood Robinson Senior Center Ages: 55 years and over Dates: On-going | Monday & Wednesday Time: 10 - 11 a.m. Price: Free Location: T.B. Smith Community Center

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Active Adults Paint and Sip

Enjoying painting with instruction while having a late morning beverage! Ages: 55 years and over Dates: May 27 | Friday Time: 11 a.m. - noon Price: Free Location: Linwood Robinson Senior Center Ages: 55 years and over Dates: June 24 | Friday Time: 11 a.m. - noon Price: Free Location: Ann Hardy Community Center

Walk and Chat

Let’s connect with nature by starting the morning off with a walk with friends! Ages: 55 years and over Dates: On-going | Monday, Wednesday & Friday Time: 10 - 11 a.m. Price: Free Location: Randolph Community Center Ages: 55 years and over Dates: On-going | Monday, Wednesday & Friday Time: 10 - 11 a.m. Price: Free Location: Ann Hardy Community Center

Register online today at parksandrecreation.richmondgov.com

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Cemeteries

Active Cemeteries Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Monday - Friday Genealogy by appointment only Cemeteries are open daily from sunrise to sunset

Maury and Mt. Olivet Cemeteries 2700 Maury Street 804-646-8259

Oakwood Cemetery 3101 Nine Mile Road 804-646-4473

Riverview Cemetery

1401 South Randolph Street 804-646-1291 Maury Hill

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities operate seven municipal cemeteries. Although all of the cemeteries have historical interest, the four that are particularly noteworthy are the following:

Shockoe Hill Cemetery

Located in the downtown area of Richmond on Hospital Street. Within its grounds are buried such luminaries as John Marshall, the revered U.S. Supreme Court Justice; Elmira Shelton, said to be Edgar Allan Poe’s fiancée and inspiration for the “Lost Lenore” in his poem The Raven; John Allan, Poe’s boyhood friend; Peter Francisco, the Revolutionary War hero; 220 Confederate and 577 Union soldiers; and Elizabeth VanLew, the Union spy who operated a “safe” house during the War Between the States. This cemetery is on the Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places.

Barton Heights Cemeteries

The City also maintains the inactive Barton Heights Cemeteries located between St. James Street and Lamb Avenue. In 1815, the Burial Ground Society of the Free People of Color established the first cemetery here. That cemetery became known as Cedarwood. Five more cemeteries were established adjoining Cedarwood. These cemeteries were established by the burial society and/or religious organizations. The other cemeteries are Sons and Daughters of Ham, Ebenezer, Methodist, Sycamore, and Union Mechanics. The Barton Heights Cemeteries are on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places.

Historic St. John’s Church Cemetery

Located on the grounds of St. John’s Church in Richmond’s oldest neighborhood of Church Hill at 24th and Broad streets. The City owns the Broad Street side of the cemetery. This cemetery is the resting place of Elizabeth Arnold Poe, mother of Edgar Allan Poe and George Wythe (who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence). The church is the site of Patrick Henry’s rousing “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech. The dates and times for reenactments of Patrick Henry’s famous speech can be obtained by calling St. John’s Church at 804-649-0263. This cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Oakwood Cemetery

Located at 3101 East Nine Mile Road, Oakwood is the final resting place of 17,000 Confederate soldiers, casualties from several battles fought in the Richmond area during the War Between the States. According to information from The Dahlgren Affair by Duane Schultz, Yankee Colonel Dahlgren was buried in a secret cave in Oakwood Cemetery in March 1864, and removed by Elizabeth VanLew under cover of night on April 6, 1864. The body was taken out of Richmond by VanLew under a wagon load of peach trees and reburied the next day on a farm at Hungary Station. His body was returned to Philadelphia in October 1865 for a burial in the North Hill Cemetery. This cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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