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Pony Pasture Park (James River Park System)

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Beautiful place to watch a sunset or a sunrise.

I am fortunate enough to live close to this magical place and enjoy it regularly. For a picnic... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2019

My grandchildren and I often visit Pony Pasture just to walk or watch the river or dip our toes in... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2019
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4301 Riverside Dr, Richmond, VA 23219
+1 804-646-8911
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my 3 children on a Friday afternoon for a picnic by the water. It’s a beautiful location and it’s very nice to walk on the rocks in the river. I gave it such a low rating because it was filthy. We stumbled across...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed June 27, 2019

I am fortunate enough to live close to this magical place and enjoy it regularly. For a picnic, hiking or wading in the river, Pony Pasture is the place.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Eli255
Reviewed May 29, 2019

My grandchildren and I often visit Pony Pasture just to walk or watch the river or dip our toes in. It's a nice, clean, peaceful, shady place to relax.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

While it can be overcrowded and some riff-raff may be raging around, the PP is a fun place to cool off in the early Fall and late Spring.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank adventurefamily05
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

This is the perfect place to relax, enjoy nature and splash around in the water. The more adventuresome can kayak or paddle board, the more timid can wade in the shallows . The nature trails are fun to explore as well. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda B
Reviewed August 12, 2018

A photographers haven.....all various scenes of nature....and, if you enjoy being in the water, the river lends to all kinds of activity....fishing, canoeing, kayaking, etc.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Harry M
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

So much fun to come here with a picnic and find a large rock to situate yourself on... enjoy a morning of swimming and tubing. Easy to explore. Fun with kids. Highly recommend!!!!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank TeamTannerTx
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Fun to walk along the river in this lovely spot. Some access to water and water sports. Arrive early on weekends since parking is limited and location is popular James River destination.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Shenandoah3
Reviewed April 23, 2018

When you park at the Pony Pasture lot, you have lots of options for getting in a hike alongside the river. You can meander through the cool green riverside woods on trails kept pretty clean from overgrowth by both the parks service and plenty of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Cindy M
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Pony Pasture Park is a local hangout. Locals come to enjoy the water, sun and enjoy family time. if you like lay on rocks, soak in the sun and have a very relaxing stress free day.. This is the place for you..

Date of experience: June 2017
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Steven S
February 22, 2015|
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Response from Virgola09 | Reviewed this property |
One or two near the parking lot. Nothing fancy. For pic nic, especially with children I recommend Belle Isle.