Joseph Bryan Park
The gateway to Joseph Bryan Park
|Location||4308 Hermitage Rd., Richmond, Virginia|
|Area||262 acres (106 ha)|
|Architectural style||Bungalow/Craftsman, American Rustic|
|NRHP reference #||02001369 |
|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.
Bryan Park has been the venue for the Richmond Vegetarian Festival every year from 2003 through 2017.
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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