By far the most convenient run route to travelers staying downtown, this is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle and explore a sliver of what the James River has to offer. It's an out and back loop, so you can add on more laps around the island for extra distance.
While this route is purely street running, which is not always a favorite, it does follow one of the most historic streets in Richmond. This route is also popular for hometown runners and is always included in local races such as the Richmond Marathon and the Ukrop's Monument 10K.
This is somewhat of a "suburban" oasis in the West End of Richmond. With a 5-mile gravel and asphalt trail, easy access to restrooms, water, and well-lit parking, this is a safe and convenient choice for travelers staying in the West End.
Okay, it's not really a park, but as the burial place for Confederate soldiers, Jefferson Davis, James Monroe and John Tylery, Hollywood Cemetery is a unique venue for a walk or jog. Meandering paved roads make the surface easy to navigate. See the website for more details and a map.