Calliope Snead, 5, of Church Hill, shows no fear as she looks over her shoulder for her mom, Tiffany Snead, cheering her on as she masterfully places her feet on the wedges as she climbs The Wall, a new attraction this year at the Robinson Theater’s Annual Block Party Friday, June 9, at 2903 Q St. in Richmond’s Church Hill.
A fully clothed Mayor Levar M. Stoney does a cannonball with several youngsters in tow, while 3rd District City Councilwoman Ann-Frances Lambert cheers them on during Battery Park’s 3rd Annual Splash Day celebration Friday, June 9.
Along with Richmond Parks and Recreation Director Chris Frelke, far left, city officials’ pool moves helped inform the public that Richmond’s swimming pools are officially open for business. Summer camps also are enrolling happy campers and late-night gym access began June 9.
Area pools include:
•Randolph Pool: 1507 Grayland Ave., (804) 646-1329.
•Swansboro Pool: 3160 Midlothian Turnpike, (804) 646-8088.
•Blackwell Pool: E. 16th St & Everett St., (804) 646-8718.
•Fairmount Pool: 2000 U. St., (804) 646-3831.
•Bellemeade Pool: 1800 Lynhaven Ave., (804) 646-8849.
•Powhatan Pool: Powhatan Community Center, 5051 Northampton St., (804) 646-3595.
•Battery Park Pool: 2719 Dupont Circle, (804) 646-0127.
•Hotchkiss Field Pool: 701 E. Brookland Park Blvd., (804) 646-3762.
•Woodville Pool: 2305 Fairfield Ave., (804) 646-3834.
Daylily on South Side
Local muralist Jake Van Yahres, back right, along with three young Richmond artists, Jordan Felder, 16, left, Leah Johnson, 15, and Jay Campbell, 16, join Richmond Parks and Recreation Director Chris Frelke and other parks and recreation staff for the grand reveal June 9 of a mural they created with tennis balls on what was once just a backboard for practice. It is now transformed into another celebration of the life of local hero Arthur Ashe at Battery Park on Richmond’s North Side.
Brandy W. Stoney, left, board chairwoman of the Robinson Theater, and her husband, Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney, greet 9-year-old Joseph Phelps during the Robinson Theater’s Annual Block Party on June 9. Mayor Stoney and Joseph played a super competitive and skilled game of Jenga during the event at 2903 Q St. in Richmond’s Church Hill neighborhood.
Meanwhile, zumba instructor Sam Minns leads a high-paced Zumba class during the Robinson Theater Block Party.
Other activities throughout the day included a petting zoo, wall climbing, food, music and more!
The Robinson is a nonprofit organization designed to inspire, encourage and restore healthy community life to the residents of North Church Hill primarily through arts, fitness and nutrition-based programs and community events.
To learn more: http://www.robinsontheater.org