Bryan Park (Richmond, Virginia)

Bryan Park (Richmond, Virginia)

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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.

Adjacent to the park is the Bryan Park Interchange, the intersection of I-95, I-64, and I-195

Azalea Garden

The Joseph Bryan Park Azalea Garden (17 acres) is a botanical garden specializing in azaleas, located within Joseph Bryan Park.

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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