Sunday, April 7, 2013

James River Floodwall Park, Richmond, VA

This morning we joined our hound walking group, Around Town Hounds, for a walk along the James River Floodwall. We met by the Suntrust Building between 10th and 12th Streets--I believe this is the eastern portion of the floodwall. We walked under a highway bridge to get to the floodwall walk.

 Soon we came to a great view of the Richmond skyline.
And the rapids of the James River.
The sign explains all the wildlife you can see. We saw lots of cormorants and blue heron. This floodwall is one of the largest flood-protection systems in the nation and it opened miles of the James River to public access, with river walks, trails and scenic overlooks. The total length of the Floodwall is 3.2 miles of concrete, steel, earth and rock, with 1.2 miles on the north shore of the James River and 2 miles on the south bank.
This is a pretty easy walk. The path is gravel. Our group walked for about a mile or so.  Jade came along with us and took care of PG.

After walking along the floodwall, the group played like Jack and Jill--went up the hill to see the scenic overlook!
This is everyone at the overlook. There are lots of paths down to the river from this point--but all too steep for greyhounds to traverse!
The whole gang at the halfway point!
After the walk, Jade and I took the dogs to Ellwood Thompson Market and Cafe at 4 N. Thompson Street in Richmond's Carytown for lunch. Dogs are welcome on the patio.  They have a hot bar, sandwiches, bakery items, and a coffee and juice bar.
Wish you were here!
Sammy & PG


  1. The weather was perfect for an outing downtown. We had an out of town guest, so we didn't make the walk. Guess we could have convinced her and her greys to go for a little walk.

  2. You should have talked your guests into taking the walk! It was beautiful. We really have to go back and explore some more!