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  • Unplug and Unwind – Put the phone down.

  • Pick up a cup of coffee.

  • Bring a pet on a leash; use the pet drinking fountain.

  • Read a book, listen to the fountain.

  • Use the wireless network.

  • Play Chess or Checkers

  • Practice Yoga, Meditation or Tai Chi

  • Play your musical instrument (no amplification).

  • Sidewalk around the Park = .5 miles

  • Rent a bike from RVA Bike Share

  • Fill your water bottle before you ride.

  • Grab a friend and play a *game; please no team sports. Our lawns are not designed for athletics.

*Game Equipment may be available to rent at the “Checker’s House”

Table Tennis (Ping Pong)


  • A match is played best 3 of 5 games (or 4/7 or even 2/3 if there are time constraints).
  • For each game, the first player to reach 11 points wins that game, however, a game must be won by at least two points differential.
  • A point is scored after each ball is put into play (not just when the server wins the point as in volleyball).
  • The edges of the table are part of the legal table surface, but not the sides.

Flow of the Match
Each player serves two points in a row and then switch server. However, if a score of 10-10 is reached in any game, then each server serves only one point and then the server is switched. After each game, the players switch side of the table. In the final game (ie 5th game), the players switch side again after either player reaches 5 points.

Legal Service
The ball must rest on an open hand palm. Then it must be tossed up at least 6 inches and struck so the ball first bounces on the server’s side and then the opponent’s side. If the serve is legal except that it touches the net, it is called a let serve. Let serves are not scored and are reserved.

Boules Courts

Boules (French pronunciation: [bul]) is a collective name for a wide range of games similar to bowls and bocce (In French: jeu or jeux, in Italian: gioco or giochi) in which the objective is to throw or roll heavy balls (called boules in France, and bocce in Italy) as close as possible to a small target ball.

Quoits Courts

Quoits (/kɔɪts/, /kwɔɪts/) is a traditional game which involves the throwing of metal, rope or rubber rings over a set distance, usually to land over or near a spike (sometimes called a hob, mott or pin). The sport of quoits encompasses several distinct variations.



VCU Compass

The heart of VCU’s Monroe Park Academic Campus. ICA/ Institute for Contemporary Art

Black History Museum

The Museum in Historic Jackson Ward, seeks to become a permanent repository for visual, oral and written records and artifacts commemorating the lives and accomplishments of Blacks in Virginia.

Capital Square

The State Capitol Building (Thomas Jefferson designed with Charles-Louis Clérisseau) sits amid a park known as Capitol Square.

James River Park

James River Park System is a 550+ acre oasis in the middle of the city, part of the city of Richmond's Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities. It is possible to hike or bike an 8 or more mile loop along the park's North Bank and Buttermilk trails using the Boulevard and Belle Isle Pedestrian bridges. Opportunities for recreational tree climbing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting and much more are available in the park.

Hollywood Cemetery

Since the 19th century Hollywood is a garden cemetery, its natural
landscape and beautiful architecture is a haven for Richmonders and continues to draw visitors from around the world. Throughout the years, it has become much more than a cemetery – offering a living story in stone, iron, and landscape to its visitors from near and far.