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Welcome to the Riverwalk!

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. 


205 Appomattox Street

Hopewell, VA 23860

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Hours of Operation: 

Dawn to Dusk, 365 days a year

Know Before You Go:

The Riverwalk has a simple set of rules to 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 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

To report a maintenance concern:

Dial (804) 541-2353

To report a safety concern:

Dial (804) 541-2222

To report an emergency:

 Dial 911

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Riverwalk Phase 2 Approved and

Fully Funded!

Hopewell City Council has approved the second phase of the Hopewell Riverwalk, meaning construction will begin in 2021. Phase 2 will add approximately 1,400 feet to the total length of the Riverwalk and will connect the existing boardwalk to the Hopewell City Marina. The majority of funding for the project has been provided by the Recreational Trails Program facilitated by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Read more!

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Riverwalk Receives Environmental Excellence Award

Read the full press release here!

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Riverwalk Voted "Best New Facility"

The Hopewell Riverwalk was recognized at the Annual Conference of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society as the Best New Facility of 2019 for population category <25,000. Hopewell Recreation and Parks was also recognized in three additional areas during the annual statewide event. Read more!

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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 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! 

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