We are a group of volunteers who enjoy and appreciate Forest Hill Park and all it has to offer. Our goals include preserving the park’s amenities by encouraging and demonstrating sensible management and enhancing the park area with projects such as invasive plant removal and erosion control. Forest Hill Park is a jewel, one of the oldest and loveliest open areas in Richmond, and we want it to remain so for many generations to come.
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All About Trees: Presentation by Julia Morano
Stone House, Forest Hill Park
May 18, noon-3 PM
This event is a presentation of the vast array of research being done worldwide on the role of trees in the earth’s ecology. The afternoon will focus on two main areas: trees in the forest and trees in the environment that people have created. Subjects will include trees and human health; trees and the quality of life; trees and soil and water cleanup; individual trees and their interconnection; and Macro ecology. Read More
Shinrin-Yoku Walk - Forest Bathing
May 19 9:20 41st Street at the picnic shelter
Traci Munyan will conduct a Shinrin-Yoku walk on Sunday May 19 from 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m in Forest Hill Park. Shinrin-Yoku, a Japanese term meaning “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing,” was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Through this 2 1/2 to 3 hour walk, we will use a series of guided invitations to bring us into the present moment, opening the doors of communication with the natural world found at at this beautiful park. This practice is unlike a hike in that the walk is very slow and does not cover a large area.
We will meet at the picnic shelters on 41st Street at 9:20.
The fee for this walk is $35 per person with $5 from each person registered donated to Friends of Forest Hill Park.
Please email Traci at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or if you have any questions.
Walking History Tour
June 8, 9:30 am
The name “Veranda Cottage” appears in old newspapers in the rooms for rent section of local newspapers. Where is it? As late as 1910, only three structures were on 41st Street south of Forest Hill Avenue and only two of them were residences. One of the residences was the home of a notable sculptor. Are those three structures still standing? Come with us on May 4th for a neighborhood history walk and learn the answers to those questions and much more. Meet at the Stone House at 9:30 to see many vintage photos of the area. We will walk back in history from 10:00 until noon. Donation is $15 per person. Free to members of Friends of Forest Hill Park.