Originally a late 19th century suburban retreat with electric trolleys, Ginter Park now features the best of urban and suburban characteristics, with local restaurants and shops within walking distance. Broad boulevards with grassy, landscaped medians and a lush canopy contribute to a park-like setting, prompting a slogan, “Livin’ in the Park.” Today, sidewalks and bicycle trails have replaced trolley lines, much to the pleasure of neighbors who bike, walk, and run.
Nestled in the Northside, Ginter Park and Laburnum Park, its street car neighborhood sister, are designated National Trust Historic Places, and show iconic late 19th and early 20th century architecture. Today, we are in the midst of reimagining Northside, and we look forward to the Diamond District and the Fall Line Trail. Ginter Parkers are known for our friendliness, hospitality and for our pride of place. Welcome!
Announcements, June, 2023
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- June 10, Saturday, Progressive Garden Soiree, Got Your Tickets? All are invited! 6 gardens on a walkable route, food and adult beverages, details on EVENT page.
- FIRST TIME EVER, a Special Membership Event, a Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden-GPRA Event June 15, Thursday, Flowers After 5, LGBG, Bloemendaal House lawn, details on Event page!
- Annual Picnic Potluck & General Meeting, June 24, Shalom Farms Northside, 1:00 pm. See the Event Calendar and webpage for details. Signup Genius Link to register and to list the dish that you will bring to share: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084AA8AA28AAF49-annual
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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.
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.