Welcome to Ginter Park

Founded in 1909, the GPRA works to support the neighborhood by defining, representing and advancing the interests of the community with respect to public safety, education, social activities and historic preservation, and to maintain the area’s charm and beauty as Lewis Ginter envisioned more than 100 years ago.

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Ginter Park History

Major Lewis W. Ginter, the wealthy Richmond industrialist and entrepreneur, conceived and planned Ginter Park in the late 19th century. Ginter, the founder of the American Tobacco Company, visited Melbourne, Australia where he was impressed by the businessmen’s retreating home to the country at the end of each workday.

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About The Association

The mission of the Ginter Park Residents Association (GPRA) is to inspire a vibrant community in our historic neighborhood by providing a forum for sharing information, connecting neighbors, and promoting activities that encourage civic responsibility and involvement.

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