Practice Social Distancing in Downtown Richmond's Great Outdoors
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Helping You Stay Safe and Active in Downtown Richmond

Today is the first day of Spring! Get outside! Check out some of our suggestions for enjoying Spring while social distancing!

As of Tuesday, March 17, Governor Ralph Northam has asked that all Virginian’s follow the CDC's recommendation against gatherings of 10 people or more. “Everyone must play a role to help flatten the curve and mitigate the spread of this (COVID-19) virus, and that starts with social distancing,” the Governor said. “We know this will be a hardship for many businesses, and we are assisting workers affected by closures. Public health relies on every individual using common sense and making responsible decisions. We can and will get through this difficult time. But we must work together to do so.” While we should not congregate in person, and should stay six-feet from others, that doesn’t mean we must stay inside.

James River Park Systems

Richmond is blessed with a beautiful downtown riverfront full of walking, running and biking trails for all levels of expertise. The James River Park System downtown includes Belle Isle, the Manchester Climbing Wall, the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge, Great Shiplock Park, Chapel Island and so much more! Find out all of what the park has to offer here!

Find the JRPS downtown map here!

Virginia Capital Trail

The Virginia Capital Trail connects the Commonwealth's past and present capitals of Jamestown and Richmond along the scenic Route 5 corridor. In downtown Richmond, the Capital Trail connects its visitors to the Canal Walk and to Brown’s Island too.

Find a map of the Virginia Capital Trail here!

Explore the Outdoors!

Check out our "Outdoors" page for a comprehensive overview of things to do outside when you’re in downtown RVA!

Explore our great outdoors here!

Try a Self-Guided Walking Tour!

Are you taking a walk around historic downtown Richmond neighborhoods and want to know more about them? Visit our "Historic Neighbrhoods" page for more information!

Explore downtown's nine historic neighborhoods here!

Listen to Live Music (At Home)

While you’re enjoying the great outdoors (or indoors) we hope you’ll enjoy All Together Now: 15 Years of the Richmond Folk Festival Live. The festival’s first compilation album includes select tracks recorded live over the years since the National Folk Festival first came to Richmond in 2005. See all tracks included on the album and how you can order one today below!

Check out the Folk Festival's compilation album here!

Support Local Restuarants

Order carry-out or delivery from these Richmond restaurants that are currently operating and open for business!

Restaurants Open During Self-Quarantine in Richmond

Have You Been to These Places Yet?

Check out our list of "10 Instagram-Worthy Spots to Visit in Downtown Richmond" and make a day out of it!

10 Instagram-Worthy Spots to Visit in Downtown Richmond!

Social Distancing Doesn't Mean Being Anti-Social

Be sure to stay in touch with friends and family! During this time of uncertainty, stay virtually connected with everyone, especially those who may be home alone or unable to work. Checking in by text or phone call may help to reduce stress. Here are some more ways to reduce anxiety: yoga, meditation, aromatherapy, find a furry friend, have a good laugh and stay positive!

Need directions? Here’s a great downtown map for you to use!