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Hopewell Riverwalk

Subfacility of City Park

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The Hopewell Riverwalk is a 1,736-foot wooden boardwalk that follows the shoreline of the Appomattox River. This new walkway allows visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty and nature of the Appomattox River, with sweeping views of historic City Point. The Riverwalk can be accessed from City Park, which also offers a nature-inspired playground, sandy beach area, covered pavilion, fishing pier, and off-street parking. The park is equipped with portable restroom facilities year-round.

Know Before You Go

The Riverwalk has a simple set of rules to make sure an enjoyable experience is had by all!

  • Please only fish in designated areas
  • Please dispose of all trash properly
  • Please dismount bicycles when on walkway
  • Please keep pets on a leash at all times
  • Please dispose of pet waste properly
  • Please refrain from climbing the railings
  • Please refrain from feeding wild animals
  • Please do not attempt to enter the water from the Riverwalk
  • Respect the space of others
  • No glass bottles, balloons, or alcohol allowed in the park

Who to Contact

  • To report a maintenance concern, dial 804-541-2353.
  • To report a safety concern, dial 804-541-2222.
  • To report an emergency, dial 911.


Part of Appomattox River Trail

Did you know that the Hopewell Riverwalk will eventually be part of a 25-mile network of trails that connect Hopewell with Dinwiddie County? The proposed Appomattox River Trail is being spearheaded by river advocacy group Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR). FOLAR was instrumental in assisting with the planning of the Hopewell Riverwalk and has worked on countless projects along the river to promote conservation and improving public access.

Learn more by visiting the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River website.