Bryan Park

Bryan Park, which contains two adjacent lakes of approximately six acres each, is owned and operated by the City of Richmond. It is located just north of the intersection of I-64 and I-95. The main entrance is on Hermitage Road, but it can also be accessed at times from Bryan Park Avenue. Bryan Park is very picturesque, particularly during the spring when its gardens of flowers are in bloom. It has a large picnic shelter and handicap facilities. The lakes contain channel catfish, which are stocked annually, as well as reproducing populations of largemouth bass, bluegill, and pumpkinseed sunfish.

Maps & Directions

Bryan Park, which contains two adjacent lakes of approximately six acres each, is owned and operated by the City of Richmond. It is located just north of the intersection of I-64 and I-95. The main entrance is on Hermitage Road, but it can also be accessed at times from Bryan Park Avenue.Map

Fishing Opportunities

There are two lakes, each approximately six acres in size that are separated only by a spillway. The lakes contain channel catfish, which are stocked annually, as well as reproducing populations of largemouth bass, bluegill, and pumpkinseed sunfish. Because of the difficulty in accessing the lakes with traditional electrofishing sampling gear, the recent status of the fish populations is not known. No boats are allowed, but much of the lakes’ shorelines are accessible to anglers.

Biologist Reports

Regulations

Channel catfish averaging 1/2 pound each are stocked annually.

Four catfish (any size) can be harvested per angler per day.

Regulations for all other species are as follows:

Largemouth bass – 15 inch minimum, 2 per day

Sunfish (bluegill and pumpkinseed) – no minimum size, 50 fish per person per day.

Facilities

A large picnic shelter and handicap facilities are available year-round.

More Information

For fisheries information, please contact:

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
(804) 367-1000

For additional information about Bryan Park, please contact:

Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities
900 E. Broad Street, Room 407
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 646-5733