Activities at Randolph Community Center

Did you know Randolph Community Center (1415 Grayland Ave.) has affordable or free classes as well as activities and events for the community? 

Please call (804) 646-1080 for more details and to confirm scheduling.

Recent offerings at RCC include:

Karaoke Night: Wednesday, April 18 – come out to sing, laugh and enjoy some refreshments.

Paint & Sip Night: Thursday, April 19, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Jewelry Making: Monday, April 23, 6 pm.

Bible Study: Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

Women’s Self Defense Workshop: Thursday, April 26, 7:30-8:30 pm.

Follow Randolph C. C. Dragons on Facebook for other event announcements.

The proposed cigarette tax and City Hall’s public hearing on April 23rd

Want to know more about the reasons behind the proposed cigarette tax and how it can help fund improvements for Richmond Public Schools? Read Cigarette Tax Explained by Richmond Forward.

You have an opportunity to sign the support statement and attend the public hearing at City Hall on April 23rd at 6 pm.

Neighborhood Litter Cleanup on Feb. 17, 2018 with Circle K International and RVA Clean Sweep

Saturday, February 17 at 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.27331794_2014462248580987_1403793081318269833_n

• What we’ll do
RVA Clean Sweep is partnering with the Capital District of Circle K International for this three neighborhood cleanup (Randolph, Oregon Hill & Uptown). They are providing a larger group of volunteers and we need a handful of local residents to help guide the volunteers through  neighborhoods.

Can you volunteer as a neighborhood guide? Please email
You can also RSVP, invite your friends, and message here.

Randolph: Idlewood, Allen, Harrison/Colorado

• What to bring
Please bring water bottle and wear layers.

• Important to know
There will be staged drop off points through the cleanup area. Details will be provided the day of.

You can save food scraps from the landfill

Did you know Randolph has a site for Food Scraps Drop-Off? In Petronius S. Jones Park, near the Randolph Pool (1507 Grayland Ave) – you can drop off your food scraps for composting, year round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Thanks to Sustainable RVA Zero Waste Initiative and Chip and Marshall Hall at Natural Organic Processing Enterprise (NOPE), cans are available for Food Scraps drop-off year round, 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.  You can email  questions or a request to be added as a Compost Program participant to


Photo courtesy of Sustainable RVA Zero Waste Initiative.

Randolph Neighborhood Association in 2018: Now having quarterly meetings

Starting for 2018, the Randolph Neighborhood Association is holding quarterly meetings instead of bi-monthly meetings.. All start 6:30 p.m. at the Randolph Community Center, 1415 Grayland Ave, (804) 646-1080, ending by 8 p.m.

Our first meeting for 2018 was Mon., Jan. 22, and remaining dates are as follows:

  • Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Monday, July 16, 2018
  • (Planning meeting for National Night Out TBD)
  • Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 

Watch for updates on the Facebook page or on Nextdoor.  (If you need a Nextdoor invite, email us and we can send you one).  Please contact RNA at if you can help out with meetings, have agenda additions or other announcements. 

Multiple neighborhood yard sales, 4/8/17 – Byrd Park, Maymont, Randolph & Oregon Hill

map1The Byrd Park, Maymont, Oregon Hill, & Randolph neighborhoods are having multiple yard sales on Saturday, April 8. See the yard sale map with address and times. Sixteen yard sales are posted on the map — and there may be more. No early birds! Tell your friends and neighbors.

Addresses, times and items:

  • 2105 Rosewood Avenue 7am-12pm
    Tools, clothing, furniture, home decor, miscellaneous
  • 2127 Rosewood Avenue 8am-12pm
    Books, garden tools, misc household items
  • 2125 Rosewood Avenue 8am-12pm
    Furniture, clothes, etc. 
  • 1807 Rosewood Avenue 8am-12pm
  • 1722 Blair Street 8am-12pm
    Bed frame, furniture, bikes, clothes, jackets, wagon, shot glasses
  • 1707 Winder Street 8am-1pm
    Art, clothes, household items
  • 2310 Maplewood Avenue 8am-1pm
    Women’s accessories, clothes. Furniture, electronics, housewares!
  • 1100 block of Eggleston Street 8am-12pm (possibly more than one house)
    Books, clothes, vintage goods, art, art & craft supplies, misc.
  • 1810 Carter St 8am-12pm
    Kitchen supplies, kids stuff, furniture, gardening supplies
  • 1515 Georgia Ave 8am-12pm
    Music Equipment, books, miscellaneous items
  • 1714 Georgia Avenue 8am-12pm
    Furniture, eclectic mix
  • 1612 Greenville Avenue 8am-1pm
    Baby gear, toys, bike parts, room decor, household items, picture frames, wall hangings
  • 612 S. Laurel Street 8am-12pm
    Books, music, household items, yard items
  • 430 S. Laurel Street 8am-1pm
    CDs, books, kids toys, clothes shoes
  • 611 S Pine Street 8am-12pm
    Male and female clothes, kitchen appliances, bike, dresser, desk
  • 821 Albemarle Street, unit B 8am-12pm
    Lots of clothing! Interesting little things, wall decor, hair/beauty products, some furniture

A thanks to our neighborhood associations and residents for making this happen.


Recycling Event 9/24/16


Richmond Police Department’s Citizens Academy

Applications are now being accepted for the 22nd Citizens Police Academy, September 20 – October 13 (Tuesday & Thursday Evenings), 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This FREE Citizens Police Academy is designed to introduce citizens to the RPD, improve relationships with RPD, help participants gain knowledge of police operations, develop stronger advocates and promote safety in the community. Sessions will include, but not be limited to: Hands-Only CPR Training, RPD patrol functions, hands-on exercises, tours and so much more.

You must be 18 years of age and live or work in the City of Richmond. There are seats available for surrounding jurisdictions. The Academy is perfect for persons interested in a career in law enforcement. All applicants must pass a background check and investigation. No felony convictions. Misdemeanor convictions will be reviewed. Applicants will be notified when they are selected to participate. Those selected to attend are expected to attend and participate in at least 80% of the sessions.

Graduates of the Citizens Police Academy officially become Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS). Members of VIPS are notified of volunteer opportunities, events, special programs and services with RPD. Graduates may be also called to participate on special boards and planning committees.

Applications are available at our website: by email:; or by calling (804) 646-3354. Deadline to Apply: Friday, September 9, 2016

DPU Citizens’ Academy

14100503_737077013100454_1751567281206564645_nRichmond Va Department of Public Utilities is hosting a Citizen’s Academy. This is a four-week program in October (Tuesdays, 4pm-6pm) that provides Richmond citizens an inside look at the operations of DPU. You would be introduced to the five utilities DPU operates: natural gas, water, wastewater, stormwater, and electric streetlighting. Tours of various DPU facilities and demonstration of equipment will be conducted.

The class is first come first serve with limited space. Please call 804-646-5463 if you are interested.

Richmond Community Conversations: Food Edition

Richmond City Health District would like to invite you to attend their upcoming event “Richmond Community Conversations: Food Edition,” which will offer a unique opportunity to ex14224699_737132353094920_1768798485209280352_nplore community perspectives on food access and nutritional health in Richmond. This past Spring, RCHD conducted a series of focus groups with residents across the city to better understand nutritional issues residents face in their neighborhoods including appeal, availability, and affordability of healthy food items. We received invaluable insight from 120 participants, and Richmond Community Conversations will serve as a platform to present our findings at East End and Northside community sites and engage residents in prioritizing next steps to combat these issues. Residents who attend these presentations will be invited to serve as active partners in building change in their communities by directly supporting RCHD’s growing food access initiatives. RCHD will provide free advocacy training to all interested attendees in partnership with the American Heart Association, and a Citizen’s Committee will be convened to advise RCHD leadership as an action plan for citywide and neighborhood-specific nutritional health is developed.