Bryan Park (Richmond, Virginia)
Joseph Bryan Park
The gateway to Joseph Bryan Park
|Location||4308 Hermitage Rd., Richmond, Virginia|
|Area||262 acres (106.0 ha)|
|Architectural style||Bungalow/Craftsman, American Rustic|
|NRHP Reference #||
|Added to NRHP||November 21, 2002|
|Designated VLR||September 11, 2002|
Joseph Bryan Park, also known as Bryan Park, is a public park in the city of Richmond, Virginia. The park was a memorial to Joseph Bryan (1845–1908), the founder and publisher of the Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper. It was given to the city in 1910 by Belle Stewart Bryan and her family.
The park is open daily without charge. There is a network of hiking/biking trails throughout the park.
The azalea garden proper started in 1952 by Mr. Robert E. Harvey, a former Recreation and Parks Superintendent. Over some 15 years, Mr. Harvey and volunteers planted about 450,000 azalea plants (of 50 varieties) in more than 75 beds. They also constructed a small pond with fountain. Peak season is April 1 to May 15.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
- Prestidge, Holly (September 26, 2010). "Bryan Park celebrates centennial". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved March 11, 2011.
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