Photo at James River Park North Bank Trail

Founded in 2013, Groundwork RVA was formed by a broad group of inspired community visionaries with inspiration provided by the City of Richmond, U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Groundwork USA, Inc.


Our Mission

Groundwork RVA works with Richmond youth to facilitate environmental, economic, and social well-being in neighborhoods through the transformation of blighted and neglected open spaces into public assets.


Green Team
Green Workforce
Urban Archeology Corps

Everything we do, we do with excellence.
— Harris Wheeler, Groundwork RVA Landscape Instructor


  • 6 Points Innovation Center
  • James River Park System
  • Bellemeade Park
  • George Wythe High School
  • Armstrong High School
  • John Marshall High School
  • Oak Grove Bellemeade
  • Summer Hill Elementary
  • Ruffin Road Elementary
  • Maymont Elementary
  • Mary Scott Elementary
  • Stone Brewing RVA