Park Access Policy
|James River Outdoor Coalition
(JROC) is a non-profit organization that supports the James River Park System
through donations and volunteer efforts to improve park facilities. JROC
also takes an active role in issues that affect the Park System's usage
and its natural resources.
Our Mission Statement
JROC was formed to "provide resources to complete improvements in the James River Park and to educate and advise others on park issues in partnership with the Richmond Recreation and Park Foundation."
Who We Are…
JROC's membership is comprised of metro area citizens who are concerned about the future of the James River Park System. We are people who seek ways to improve our local parks along the James River.
What We Do…
JROC does a number of things to benefit the Park System. JROC works to identify necessary park improvements. We raise funds to maintain and improve facilities at the James River Park.
James River Park Access Policy
1. JROC is primarily interested in protecting access for human, muscle-powered activities for private individuals within the James River Park System.
2. JROC is dedicated to the idea that private users of the park should always be allowed to use their own recreational equipment for their respective activities.
3. At no time should a participant be required to obtain access or permission for any non-commercial activity from a commercial venture.
4. JROC does not, at this time, endorse any usage fees for privates users of the park. JROC is, however, willing to offer advice or assistance regarding park-funding issues.
5. JROC does not, at this time, promote, endorse or object to commercial use of the James River.
6. JROC does not, at this time, have any recommendations regarding optimal passenger allotments, group or trip sizes, or the number or nature of companies.
7. Any plan regarding changes to commercial use patterns should take into consideration crowding and impact to the relatively wild and peaceful nature of the James River Park System and the James River.
8. JROC will remain silent on issues 5 and 6 unless the board has specifically created and approved by vote, in writing, a resolution to address a specific issue or situation.
9. At no point will the JROC name or logo be used for promotional materials or any other use outside the immediate organization without a vote from the board.