The Fan is graced with abundant tree foliage and diverse parks and alleys that contribute to the beauty and vitality of our neighborhood.
Program runs through August 25th (for Fan District Association Members)
The Adopt-A-Tree started back in 2010 and has provided over 500 trees to the Fan District alone. This year, we would love to adopt out 75 trees.
Fan District Association Members may participate by making a tax-deductible contribution of $25 (regular price is $50). Your contribution goes toward planting the new tree(s). When you participate in the program, you agree to water the tree for the first two years as outlined in the Application/Citizen Tree Maintenance Agreement.
The Trees and Parks Committee partners with residents, the City of Richmond, and VCU to keep our parks and alleys looking beautiful. The Committee holds several events a year, including Adopt-A-Tree Programs, coordinated park gardening, and alley cleanups. It's a never-ending job, and takes a community to keep up. Help is always needed and encouraged!
Interested in doing some Fan gardening? Complete the FDA Trees & Parks Committee Questionnaire and come join in on the fun!
Please be a good neighbor and follow our City Ordinances:
Whether out for a walk, or enjoying one of our great parks, be a good neighbor and follow the rules! While you think your pup is harmless, the sight of an unleashed dog can truly frighten a neighbor that hasn’t grown up with dogs or has had a bad experience. It’s also against the law. Violations are a Class 4 misdemeanor punishable by up to a $250 fine.
Fan resident Peanut obeys the rules
Are panhandling, sleeping on benches, etc. legal? No. Fan living has its rewards and challenges. See Tips for Handling Vagrancy, as well as the related Vagrancy City Ordinances. Violators may be banned from city parks.
See the city’s Public Works - Urban Forestry website to learn more about the general Adopt-a-Tree program. You may also wish to contact the Richmond Tree Stewards, another local organization that provides advice and hands-on help with trees.
Contact us to volunteer with park gardening and clean-up.
Chair, Parks & Trees