How in the world do you pull a seven year old away from an exciting video game that seemingly offers endless possibilities?
James River State Parkoffers a quick and easy fix by providing a great alternative to video games, allowing children to get active and use their imaginations!
Kids can have fun serving a pretend meal from the wonderful, all natural “wood stove.”
Resting among the treesat James River State Park the Kids Discovery Area awaits the arrival of children of all ages. Containing a plethora of interactive stations for children to explore, there is sure to be something that will interest your children and provide exercisefor their bodies and minds.
Allow your kids to jump from stump to stump and try not to fall into the "quick sand below!”
The KidsDiscovery Area came from an idea from a Park Ranger at James River State Park.
Play along to the harmony of the woods
It’s the 21st century and technology is lurking around every corner. This poses a problem when trying to get kids back in touch with nature – you know "being active and getting outside."
Build a fort with life-size Lincoln Logs
The Kids Discovery Area, unique to anything you’ve probably ever seen before is made completely of natural materials and can provide hours of entertainment for you and the kids!
Pump some water and make creative art in the sand
Enjoy a "tea party" in the woods
This is another featured article about our Park of the Month, James River State Park.
LOCATION: Buckingham County. From U.S. 60 West, turn right onto Route 605 (Riverside Dr.) at the James River Bridge. Travel seven miles, then turn left onto Route 606.
For general park information click here, contact the park office at 434-933-4355 or e-mail James River State Park.James Riveris located at104 Green Hill Drive, Gladstone, VA 24553.
For more information about Virginia State Parks’ activities and amenities or to make reservations in one of the more than 1,800 campsites or 300 climate-controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 800-933-PARK or click here.