James River Park offers opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, jogging, swimming, hiking, rock-climbing, fishing, boating, sunning, bird -watching, and nature study, many within a few blocks of the City’s downtown residential, business and financial district. But the most dramatic feature of the park is the river itself!
Pony Pasture Rapids is located on the south bank two miles downstream from the Huguenot Bridge on Riverside Drive. Fishing is excellent at this point and this area is considered to be one of Richmond’s best locations for birdwatching and inner tubing. An easy whitewater canoe run begins here and ends at the visitor center.