Bryan Park Nature Center Grand Opening


Marlie Smith, Barry Russell, Deborah Morton and Dr. Norman Merrifield

Marlie Smith, Barry Russell, Deborah Morton and Dr. Norman Merrifield

The Nature Center had its grand opening on May 20.  The 100 or so people in attendance included Dr. Norman Merrifield, Director of Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities, Deputy Directors Barry Russell and Deborah Morton, Operations Manager Marlie Smith and Recreation Program Coordinator Tamara Jenkins.  FoBP took great joy in showing visitors our gardens, nature trail and Nature Center.  New signage introduced many to the importance of protecting and restoring our natural world, reinforcing the need to preserve land and habitat for our children and children’s children.

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The City of Richmond’s
Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities

and the
Friends of Bryan Park
invite you and your family to the


In Historic Joseph Bryan Park

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
6:00 pm – 7:30pm
Free Ice Cream!
Door prizes!
Come see our gardens and wander down our nature trail as you discover the newest addition to Bryan Park.
Drivers, please follow the FoBP event signs as you enter the Park at the 
Hermitage Road entrance. There is a short 10 minute walk to the Nature Center.  Handicap parking available.  

Please feel free to ride your bicycles to the Nature Center, BUT be forewarned that cyclists will be racing in the southern part of the Park.

We hope you can join the celebration!


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