Help James River State Park and Virginia State Parks celebrate their 75th anniversary on Saturday, June 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Shelter Four.
Celebrate Virginia State Park's 75th Anniversary June 18
There will be a special anniversary celebration with cake cutting at 1:30 p.m.
Enjoy wagon rides to the Tye River Overlook, face painting, games and activities for the whole family.
On June 15, 1936, Virginia became the first state in the nation to open an entire state park system on the same day. In recognition of the anniversary, state park visitors will receive free parking in all parks June 13-19.
In 2010, James River State Park
The celebration week also kicks off the “Virginia Outdoors.
The grand prizes include the use of a 31-foot motor home for a week’s travel in Virginia and seven nights in a state park campground, sponsored by Coastal RV of Carrollton.