Members and "Plus Ones" Tour of the Low Line with Capital Trees Members Only
The Low Line, 2803 Dock St, Richmond, VA, 23223 Map
Members Only Free Event Group Tour Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity
Content paraphrasing material from Capital Trees pages:
The Low Line is a 5.5 acre urban greenway featuring at least 75% native plants that "stretches along the James River and Kanawha Canal and Virginia Capital Trail, connecting . . . Great Shiplock Park with Richmond’s Canal Walk." Phase I of the project, The Low Line Gardens (completed in 2016) "serve as a three-acre riparian buffer for the James River watershed." Phase II, the adjoining Low Line Green, completed in 2020, incorporates a rain garden and other features, and involved planting "nearly 2,000 new plants, trees, shrubs, and grasses."
This tour will be led by staff from Capital Trees, the organization that designed, installed, and maintains the Low Line. To keep the group size manageable in size for discussion and Q&A, it is restricted to participating chapter members and "plus ones" (chapter members may invite a friend or family member). The tour will involve considerable walking (about 1.5 miles in total) but the area is flat, and seating is available at various points if members need to rest or want to participate in only part of the tour. Wheelchair-accessible public parking is available at and near the entrance to the Low Line at Great Shiplock Park. Participants are encouraged to wear good shoes for walking, apply sunscreen, wear a hat/sunglasses, and bring a bottle of water, as the site is sunny and temperatures may already be hot by mid-May. Restroom facilities (portable toilets) are available at Great Shiplock Park.