The new Litter Free RVA says get off your duff and come clean up Belle Isle: Come out and help LitterFreeRVA clean up Belle Isle on September 25th! Meet at the north pedestrian bridge at noon and we’ll spread out from there. Bags, gloves, and pickers will be provided, and we’ll be gathering for lunch [...]
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The RTD is reporting “an investigation involving a man found with stab wounds this afternoon near Belle Island in the James River downtown.” The wounds are described as not life-threatening; little other information is provided.
A protest is planned for Belle Isle, at the base of the pedestrian bridge, on Saturday, June 26, at noon as one of hundreds Hands Across the Sand gatherings around the country “to raise awareness about the dangers of offshore drilling and call on leaders to end our oil dependence and move America into a [...]
Virginia Outside is holding a kids mountain bike benefit day at Belle Isle on June 26th from 9-11AM: Come out and enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding the James River while learning the basics of bike safety and riding technique. Experienced and trained staff will be on hand to teach riding basics, trail safety, and the [...]
In February, City Council considered preserving the James River Park System with a conservation easement. The conservation easement was signed into law on Friday, May 29, 2009. It is now guaranteed that about 280 acres of James River Park System, Belle Isle, and Great Shiplock Park can never be sold or developed. The easement also cannot [...]
The Belle Isle vehicular bridge, which was closed for repairs, reopened yesterday. The city said in a press release: This project required crews to repair deficient welds, remove and replace bolts at various locations, repair the timber deck and grind smooth gouges on the Belle Isle vehicular bridge. Crews were able to complete the scope [...]
Crews will begin work on the currently closed Belle Isle vehicular bridge. They will repair deficient welds, remove and replace bolts at various locations, and grind smooth gouges on the bridge. The work is expected to be completed in approximately 75 days beginning Monday, March 30.
The City has announced that the Belle Isle pedestrian bridge will re-open at 8:00 a.m. Friday, March 20. Crews have completed construction on a wood and steel scaffoldingover the bridge, providing a safe method of pedestrian travel for citizens.
The pedestrian footbridge to Belle Isle was closed on Saturday after a 3-foot piece of cement fell onto the walkway from the Lee Bridge. While the city was hopeful it would open up later this week, the Dept. of Parks and Recreation says it will be several weeks before it opens again. During that time, [...]
The pedestrian footbridge to Belle Isle was closed yesterday after a 3-foot piece of cement fell onto the walkway from the Lee Bridge. The footbridge may reopen by Tuesday. [via]
The RTD has the details on a conservation easement City Council is considering for the James River Park System. A conservation easement would be placed on about 280 acres of parkland, including the James River Park System, Great Shiplock Park and Belle Isle, meaning the land never could be sold or developed, even with ball [...]
A message from the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities: Belle Isle users asked not to litter while service bridge is closed Richmond’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities would like for individuals who use Belle Isle to be careful not to litter and to carry their own trash off the island while [...]
A 23-year-old woman reported to Richmond police that she was raped this morning on Belle Isle, near the former power plant on the north side of the island. [via]
The RTD is reporting 13 protestors were arrested outside of Dominion Virginia Power’s offices on Tredegar Street at around 7AM this morning. According to the RTD, “four people interlocked their arms and buried their hands in a 55-gallon drum of hardened cement and were sitting on the footbridge from Tredgar to Belle Isle. [...] A [...]