RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A slightly cloudy day in the low-to-mid 80s brought Richmonders across the city outside to enjoy the beautiful weather.
8News took a drive around the city to see what residents were getting into.
From the north side to the east end, citizens were walking the sidewalks, riding bikes, sipping a daytime Martini on outdoor patios or even getting some fitness on at local parks.
At The Landing at Foutain Lake within Byrd Park, one family was playing cornhole while another was watching the geese float in the water.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts was no doubt a destination for many looking for a peaceful afternoon in the beautiful temps. Some were reading novels by the Poseidon statue while others were walking through exhibits browsing the art galleries.
Traffic was minimal on a quick drive through The Fan neighborhood. Popular night-scene restaurant bars like Sticky Rice and Social 52 were seeing their normal lunch crowds ahead of the Saturday evening rush.
Passing the empty pedestal where Robert E. Lee’s statue stood just over a week ago. The fencing around the circle remains, preventing the public from accessing the grounds.
There was little foot traffic while passing through VCU near Broad Street on the way to the East End, as expected with most classes not being in session.
Jackson Ward was also quiet during Saturday’s drive-through.
In the city’s East End near Fulton, parents were spectating their children play recreation football. Gillies Creek Park had people playing disc golf and some were practicing BMX.
For many, it was a great day to be outside in the city.