Document Type

Professional Plan Capstone

Original Publication Date



James River Park System


Blackwell, Oak Grove, and Bellemeade Neighborhoods

Date of Submission

May 2018


Natural Parks like the James River Park System offer a host of benefits. They improve our mental health, make us better environmental stewards, Improve socialization, and make a healthier population by lowering the rates of asthma, obesity and hypertension. These public health outcomes disproportionately impacts minority communities in the City of Richmond, a population that visits the James River Park System at a lower rate than white communities do. This plan identifies the barriers preventing access for minority communities and gives recommendations to improve access in the City of Richmond.


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Master of Urban and Regional Planning Capstone Projects