RVA NEIGHBORHOODS: BELLE ISLE
With verdant woods, winding trails, and rushing waters, Belle Isle is a little slice of natural landscape in an urban area. It is a must-see Richmond city park located on the James River and easily accessible via a pedestrian bridge off of scenic Tredegar St. Dozens of people can be seen traversing this bridge to reach the island, especially as spring and summer bring warmer weather to Richmond. With 54 acres, Belle Isle has plenty of space for the crowds of people looking to spend a nice day away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Its many pathways are perfect for running, biking, and hiking enthusiasts. Additionally, for people looking for a more laid-back time, the flat rocks right on the river’s edge allow for relaxed sunning with spectacular views of Hollywood Cemetery, Tredegar Iron Works, and downtown Richmond.