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James River Park System Water Safety Tips for Residents and Visitors

The James River Park System is the city of Richmond's largest, most unique and best known park. This park system is made up of parks along both sides of the James River as it passes through the city, making Richmond the only urban city in the country with Class IV white water rapids in the middle of downtown. The James River Park System normally receives more than 500,000 visitors a year.

As temperatures rise, the City reminds residents and visitors to the park of the many dangers along and within the river as well as those associated with any body of water. Click here or continuing reading below for tips on a safe visit to the park or around any body of water:

Ensure that everyone in the family learns to swim well and only swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards.Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone.Never leave a young child unattended in or near water without adult supervision; teach children to always ask permission to go near or in water.Have youn…