Friday, February 26, 2010

Teams, individuals wanted for new co-ed football league

Feb. 26, 2010
The department is starting a new co-ed adult sports league and kicking it off with football.
“The department has focused primarily on giving children in the city the opportunity to play sports, but the addition of this new league will give adults the opportunity to get out and have some fun playing sports too,” said department Director J.R. Pope.
Adults age 21 and older and teams of adults are invited to register for co-ed flag and two-hand touch football on March 3 and March 4.
Registration for a team of 15 adults is $600. Additional team members will cost $30 each, and individuals can register to play for $45.
There will be two divisions of play: one for co-ed flag football and one for two-handed co-ed touch football, which will be less competitive and more social. The games, including playoffs, will be played on Saturdays from April 10 through June 5.
Registration will take place between 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Blanton House, located at 700 Blanton Ave. near the Byrd Park tennis courts. Go to for registration forms. All checks or money orders should be made payable to Richmond Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities. No charge cards will be accepted.
For more information, call 804-646-1441.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bryan Park Main Entrance To Close Temporarily

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010

The department is closing the main entrance to Bryan Park off of Hermitage Road tomorrow morning, Feb. 26, at 7 a.m. while it makes repairs to a broken water main. It estimates that the entrance will be closed for five to six hours. During this time the park will remain open, however there will be no vehicular access to the park.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Department to Celebrate Women in the Arts

February 12, 2010
The department will celebrate women in the arts – specifically women in fiber arts - in an exhibit at the Spotlight Gallery that will open with a public reception from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday March 12.
The exhibit will show through April 16 and is part of a statewide celebration of women in the arts called “MINDS WIDE OPEN: Virginia Celebrates Women in the Arts,” which includes thousands of special events, performances, literary readings, films and art exhibitions throughout the state that feature the contributions of women to arts and culture.
Works of several local artists will be shown in the Spotlight exhibit, including those of Susan Quel, who teaches at the Pine Camp Arts and Community Center where the Spotlight Gallery is located and who has been featured in fiber art magazines. Rhonda Corley, a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York; Cheri Hankins, who specializes in weaving tallitot; and the Sisters of the Yam African-American Quilters Guild are among the others whose works will be shown.

The Spotlight Gallery is located at the Pine Camp Arts and Community Center, 4901 Old Brook Road. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To learn more about MINDS WIDE OPEN and see photos of performances and exhibitions visit their website at

Friday, February 5, 2010

Closings and Cancellations

Feb. 5, 2010
All department community centers will close at 3 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, and all day Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, and Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010. All programs scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday also have been cancelled.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Community Centers to be Open Tomorrow (Feb. 2, 2010)

Feb. 1, 2010
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities' community centers will be open tomorrow, Feb. 2, 2010, from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Children and adults are encouraged to visit to take part in activities. A list of the centers can be found on the department's web page at