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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!

The Fan District Association of Richmond, Virginia is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization is always looking for generous donations to beautify the area. We have started a new process where individuals or groups can donate funds directly to the Fan Parks. Please follow these steps to donate:


Step 1: Go to: or scan this QR code 

Step 2: Please enter the amount you wish to donate. In the donation comment section, please list your name/address and/or email address and the park you wish the funds to go to. We ask for this information because we will send a receipt at the end of the year to allow you to explore deductions from personal tax returns since this is a charitable donation. 

Adopt-A-Tree Program

Download the Adopt-a-Tree application HERE. The program begins June 1st, 2024.

The Adopt-A-Tree program for the Fan District will be entering its 14th planting season in 2024-2025. In spite of the dissolution of the Enrichmond Foundation in 2022, the Fan District was able to keep this program running with the help of the Urban Forestry Division of the City and the Fan District Association, and has now had a total of 987 trees planted since 2010.  We are the only neighborhood in the City that has consistently planted trees for 14 years in a row, and it has been because of the support of  our Fan neighborhood, the Urban Forestry Division, and the City of Richmond.

This year, applications will be available starting in May here on the FDA website and in Fanfare. Applications will be accepted from June 1st until September 1st of 2024, and the planting will begin in late Fall or early winter - November through March.  Trees will be planted by species, and trees indigenous to Virginia ONLY will be planted. (This is a change from years' previous.)

Those trees are: Oak, Red Maple, Serviceberry, Fruitless Sweet Gum, River Birch, Redbud, and Elm.

 There is a cost to adopt a tree and there must be an individual responsible for the watering and care of the tree. This is non-negotiable. Thank you for your interest and please look for the application in May, as we continue to grow our urban forest.


Interested in learning more about the trees in the Fan? Click the button below to read the in-depth series written by Calder Loth that analyzes trees located in the fan, including trees that are recommended for planting and those that are not



Interested in doing some Fan gardening? Complete the FDA Trees & Parks Committee Questionnaire and come join in on the fun!



Richmond’s trained, volunteer Tree Stewards are here to assist with the care of the urban forest, assist groups with planning and planting, and provide community education. Contact Janine Lester with questions, the City Arborist for The Fan. 



Federal Park

Pocket park between Main and Floyd, Rowland and Shields

Grace Park

Median park of Allen from W Broad to Monument

Lombardy Park

The playground at Lombardy, Hanover, and Park

Meadow Park

Park at Meadow, Stuart, and Park

Monroe Park

Our largest park at Belvidere, W Main, Laurel, W Franklin

Paradise Park

Pocket park between Floyd and Grove, Vine and Allen

Scuffletown Park

Pocket park between Stuart and Park, Strawberry and Stafford

Sydney Park

Triangular park at Floyd, N Morris, and N Brunswick




Park Rules

  • Parks are open sunrise to sunset
  • ALL dogs must be on a leash
  • Failure to clean up after your dog or use a leash can result in a $250 fine
  • No loud music, glass containers or camping without City Permit
  • No fires or alcohol 
  • No vagrancy 



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.


Whether out for a walk, or enjoying one of our great parks, be a courteous neighbor and keep your pup on a leash (like good boy Peanut above). It’s also the law. Violations are a Class 4 misdemeanor punishable by up to a $250 fine.


Contact us to volunteer with park gardening and clean-up.

Clay Dye

Chair, Trees & Parks

Fan District Association
208 Strawberry Street
Richmond, VA 23220

The Fan District Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 

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