Byrd Park and Forest Hill Lake Open to Boating

Great News! The Richmond City Department of Recreation, Parks, and Community Facilities has announced that 3 City Park lakes are now open to nonpowered boats. Shields Lake and Swan Lake in Byrd Park and Forest Hill Lake in Forest Hill Park now permit public boating

Kayaking Now Permitted

with a few restrictions: nonpowered watercraft only (canoes, rowboats, sailfish boats, dinghies, and kayaks – inflated tubes and powered craft like jetskis are not allowed); no boats over 13 feet in length; no glass containers; watercraft must be carried to shore (no vehicle trailers); no diving or swimming. Fishing is permitted with the proper state fishing licenses. City lakes are open April 1 to November 30 from sunrise to sunset. More Info.

Byrd Park is only a mile away from our Richmond Virginia bed and breakfast and Forest Hill Park is just across the James River. So bring your kayak to Richmond and plan a weekend of water activities on the James River and in Richmond’s city parks.  Afterwards, enjoy our complimentary evening wine as you plan dinner at a local neighborhood eatery, take the B2B free bus to the bottom for a taste of the nightlife, come back to the inn to rest your weary bones on our luxurious pillowtop mattresses, and wake in the morning to the freshly brewed custom-blended coffee and a hearty gourmet breakfast to fuel your day’s activities. So make your reservation now for a fun-filled getaway.

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