Friends of bandy field welcomes you
Friends of Bandy Field is an organization formed by City of Richmond and County of Henrico residents to preserve Bandy Field as an undeveloped green space for passive recreation.
Bandy Field Nature Park is an official Richmond City Park , but our efforts to preserve and enhance the nature park continue.
Bandy Field and the surrounding area has a very interesting history. It forms the highest geographical point in all of Richmond and serves as a watershed to two rivers.
The water to the east flows into the Chicahominy River, to the west into the James River.
Though difficult to find precise information about the eighteen acres constituting Bandy Field, the history of this area reaches back into colonial times.
Bandy Field offers an easily accessible area for nature and ecological study and enjoyment: very rare in an otherwise densely developed city/suburban setting.
There are many ways to enjoy Bandy Field:
Look for the display sign (at the parking area on Three Chopt) for information about the park and habitats, including native plants and wildlife that may be found there.
Bring your binoculars and look for some of the birds that call the park home. Walk or run on the trail around the park. Frisbees, pick-up games and kite-flying are welcome too!