Bryan Park (Richmond, Virginia)

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Joseph Bryan Park
Bryan park.jpg
The gateway to Joseph Bryan Park
Bryan Park (Richmond, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Bryan Park (Richmond, Virginia)
Location 4308 Hermitage Rd., Richmond, Virginia
Coordinates 37°35′37″N 77°28′26″W / 37.59361°N 77.47389°W / 37.59361; -77.47389Coordinates: 37°35′37″N 77°28′26″W / 37.59361°N 77.47389°W / 37.59361; -77.47389
Area 262 acres (106 ha)
Built 1800
Architectural style Bungalow/Craftsman, American Rustic
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 02001369 [1]
VLR # 127-5677
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 21, 2002
Designated VLR September 11, 2002[2]

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.[3]

The park is open daily without charge. There is a network of hiking/biking trails throughout the park.

Bryan Park has been the venue for the Richmond Vegetarian Festival every year from 2003 through 2014.

Adjacent to the park is the Bryan Park Interchange, the intersection of I-95, I-64, and I-195

Azalea Garden[edit]

The Joseph Bryan Park Azalea Garden (17 acres) is a botanical garden specializing in azaleas, located within Joseph Bryan 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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Prestidge, Holly (September 26, 2010). "Bryan Park celebrates centennial". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved March 11, 2011. 

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