The second oldest park in Lynchburg, Riverside Park has over 49 acres of rolling parkland with lovely stands of trees and walking trails that provide views of the wooded hillsides and the river beyond. The park has wonderful views of the James River from the Overlook and along the Alpine Trail, which was the first dedicated hiking trail in the City. Active recreation opportunities include tennis and basketball, with extensive playground equipment for younger children located in the front of the park. The park also includes the Sprayground, open seasonally.
The transportation exhibit in the park includes a train locomotive, tender, and caboose, the Fink Deck Truss Bridge, which is a national engineering landmark, and the hull of the packet boat, Marshall.
- 3 Tennis courts
- Basketball courts
- ADA compliant playground
- Sensory wall and drum circle area
- Paved and dirt trails
- Picnic shelters