Richmond Sports and Recreation

Richmond Sports and RecreationTake some time out from Richmond's historic and artistic scenes to enjoy some sports and recreation action. Whether you want to be in the crowd cheering for the home team, or get in the game at one of the city's many recreation destinations, Richmond has something for everyone. Check out our list of activities and make plans to have some fun at one of our favorite sports attractions.

 

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Pro Sports

Richmond Flying Squirrels
The Richmond Flying Squirrels are the city's minor league baseball team which is part of the Eastern League. The team is also the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants major league franchise. You can catch all the sports action on the field at the Diamond.

Web: www.web.minorleaguebaseball.com

Virginia Destroyers
The Virginia Destroyers are a professional American football team that is based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Virginia Beach Sportsplex is where the team takes on the competition and puts on a show of hard-hitting sports action. The team enjoys the support of a growing and loyal legion of fans.

Web: www.facebook.com/VADestroyers

 

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Hiking, Biking & Trails

James River Park
The James River Park features some of the finest hiking and recreation trails in Richmond. It is here that you will find Pony Pasture and Belle Isle, two sites of the most popular trails. These trails run from downtown to the Fan and because of the incredibly natural surroundings, there will be times that you will feel like you're in the middle of nowhere.

Web: www.jamesriverpark.org

Byrd Park
The Maymont section of Byrd Park is where you will find a captivating and inviting set of recreational trails. While you will want to bring water, a working cell phone and a camera as neccessities, remember to be extra careful as there are several bears in this part of the park!

Web: www.maymont.org

Three Lakes Park
Three Lakes Park offers plenty of recreation and much to look at as you hike on the trail that winds through the three lakes. Both aquatic and avian wildlife is plentiful, and the trail is a great diversion. Located in northern Henrico, this trail gains more popularity by the day.

Web: www.dgif.virginia.gov

 

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Watersports

James River
With the James River running through downtown Richmond, it's nearly impossible to find an excuse to stay away from having some aquatic fun. Take a ride on an antique paddleboat steamer or on a raft with a trained guide, or maybe wade in the water, fish or kayak to your heart's content. Explore your water sports options and make a splash in the James River.

Web: www.jamesriverpark.org

 

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Plenty Of Thrills

No Limit Skydiving
The tension may create a sense of suspense when you board the plane, and as the aircraft ascends even higher, you may begin to feel your heart begin to beat even faster. It will seem like the moment you step off the plane is so far away, but when you finally do, your skydiving adventure courtesy of No Limits Skydiving will be one for the books!

Web: www.nolimitsskydiving.com

Luxergy
When you bungee jump, the biggest thrill is when you experience the big bounce followed by swinging from the cord for a good while. Don't miss your chance to feel it all, from the moment you step off on the jump to the moment you return safely to the ground. The extreme sports experts at Luxergy can make your bungee adventure pure fun!

Phone: (888) 589-3749
Web: www.luxergy.com

Laser Quest
You'll run until you can't run anymore just to escape the lasers of your opponents, but it will be a fun experience you'll remember for a long time thanks to Laser Quest. The staff makes sure that you are secure as you venture out on a tagging adventure with your friends that you will definitely talk about long after the last laser gun is turned in.

Address: 889 Research Road, Richmond, VA 23236 - MAP
Phone: (804) 378-0400
Web: www.laserquest.com

 

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Leisure

Pocahontas State Park
Enjoy some quality leisure time with the family at Pocahontas State Park. The park is not far from downtown, and when you get there, you'll find several recreation and sports activities to enjoy that include swimming, boating, fishing, horseback riding and biking.

Web: www.dcr.virginia.gov

James River
The James River that runs through the city is one of the most popular places to go fishing. You might find great blue herons, osprey, cormorants and bald eagles to add the "wild" to the many examples of impressive wildlife you might encounter in the area. Also, the river is a great place to go white water rafting and enjoy other forms of water recreation.

Web: www.jamesriverpark.org