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imagine


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imagine


Parks as bridges


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Parks as bridges


Parks should connect people. As head of the BridgePark project, Ted Elmore, explores his novel idea of turning a downtown bridge, designed for automobiles, into a park. He outlines how designing with the community is bringing neighbors closer and making a, "bold idea even bolder."

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The location


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The location


A park in the heart of the city

BridgePark will act as the centerpiece of the riverfront experience, connecting all the attractions our unique city has to offer.

BridgePark as connective tissue: How BridgePark and an expanded Kanawha Plaza can connect the river experience to the City center, on both sides of the James. Image: Spatial Affairs Bureau

 

A park for the people, by the people

Inspired by our iconic natural resources and fueled by the Region’s creative and cultural renaissance, BridgePark will be an innovative public park that: 

● creates a dramatic, new, green, community gathering space,

● increases river accessibility,

● connects neighborhoods,

● furthers education and learning,

● promotes public health, and

● advances economic development. 

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Get involved


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Get involved


To fulfill this dream, we have formed the Richmond BridgePark Foundation, a nonprofit organization that is currently reaching out to individuals, corporations, community groups, and city and state officials to help create a park that enlivens our community and unites our collective vision. Join us to make this dream a reality.