JROC volunteers partnered with JRPS Staff and a volunteer group from the Army to make significant early season upgrades to the Slave Trail. Volunteers filled wheelbarrows with mulch and covered over a mile of the Slave Trail between the I95 bridge and Ancarrow’s Landing to help eliminate muddy spots on the trail and get the trail ready for the busy summer season. This section of trail is pedestrian only, its nice to have the parallel bike trail thereby reducing bike-pedestrian issues on the Slave Trail. Another great addition to the James River Park System from our dedicated team of park trail workers.
With beautiful views of downtown and the river this is a wonderful section of trail that has likely been in use for thousands of years. On a more somber note the historical markers on this trail describe the terrible legacy of human trafficking that took place as slaves walked from the boat landing at Ancarrow’s Landing to be auctioned in downtown Richmond.