The Fan District Association

FDA Assists with Park and Alley Maintenance in The Fan

The Fan is graced with abundant tree foliage and diverse parks and alleys that contribute to the beauty and vitality of our neighborhood. 

FDA Assists with Park and Alley Maintenance in The Fan

The Fan is graced with abundant tree foliage and diverse parks and alleys that contribute to the beauty and vitality of our neighborhood.



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! 


Locations of Fan Parks

  1. Federal Park (pocket park between Main and Floyd, Rowland and Shields)
  2. Grace Park (median park of Allen from W Broad to Monument)

  3. Lombardy Park (the playground at Lombardy, Hanover, and Park)

  4. Meadow Park (park at Meadow, Stuart, and Park)

  5. Monroe Park (our largest park at Belvidere, W Main, Laurel, W Franklin)

  6. Paradise Park (pocket park between Floyd and Grove, Vine and Allen)

  7. Scuffletown Park (pocket park between Stuart and Park, Strawberry and Stafford)

  8. Sydney Park (triangular park at Floyd, N Morris, and N Brunswick) 

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Park Rules

Please be a good neighbor and follow our City Ordinances:  

  • 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   


Dogs in the Park

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.


Fan Tree Steward

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.


Trees in the Fan: Calder Loth’s Series, 2010

Part 1: Introduction and trees that are not recommended

Part 2: Recommended trees for urban neighborhoods

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.


Adopt-A-Tree Program

Fan residents are invited to participate each summer in the Adopt-A-Tree program for those empty tree wells in front of or near their homes. Trees are planted in November through the end of April. Since the beginning of the program, The Fan district has added over 500 trees to its urban forest.

See Adopt-A-Tree Program details.


Alley Project

See the FDA Alley Improvement and Alternative Pathway Plan.



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

Tim Beane

Betsy Coffield
Chair, Adopt-a-Tree


The Fan District Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 208 Strawberry Street, Richmond, VA 23220

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