Last Updated: 2009-12-06

4308 Hermitage Rd., Richmond, VA

Bryan Park, located on the city's Northside, is another of Richmond's historic parks. The entrance to the park is located near the I-95 interchange in the 4300 block of Hermitage Road

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the park was the site of a planned slavery insurrection known as Gabriel's Rebellion. To learn more of the park's history, you can purchase "An Illustrated History of Bryan Park" from the Friends of Bryan Park, a non-profit group that supports the park and offers many park activities.

The Audubon Society hosts bird walks in Bryan Park on the first Sunday of each month, 30 minutes after sunrise. The park also offers a disc golf course and is home to many festivals and events. The Market Emporium, a farmer's market, is held in the park on Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. May through November.

The park is open from sunrise to sunset.

Park Rules

  • Park hours are from sunrise to sunset
  • Glass is prohibited in city parks
  • No parking on the grass
  • No amplified music without a special permit
  • Dogs are allowed only in the following parks:
    • Barker Field dog park
    • Byrd Park
    • Chimborazoo dog park
    • Forest Hill Park
  • Service dogs are allowed in every park
  • No alcoholic beverages are allowed in city parks
  • No open fires are allowed outside of park fireplaces and grills
  • No golf or archery is allowed in city parks
  • No tents, stages or other special apparatus is allowed without a permit
  • No cutting of park trees or shrubs in city parks is allowed
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