• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area


    National Battlefield Park Virginia

Greening the Park

Richmond National Battlefield Park has a longstanding commitment to sustainability. The Parks' Environmental Management Team, established in 2005, consists of members from all divisions of the park staff and works to foster a "green" ethic in all aspects of park management. The team develops and implements best management practices emphasizing safety, efficiency, and resource stewardship. Enabling employees to operate our facilities with sustainable practices helps reduce overhead costs spent on utilities as well as costs spent on facility maintenance. With sites spread across four municipalities, we have the potential to create a region-wide impact. The park is committed to ensuring that energy efficiency and environmentally friendly, sustainable practices are a part of our regular operations.

Greening the Parks

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Did You Know?

Tombstone at Cold Harbor National Cemetery

Thousands of Confederate soldiers who died in Richmond’s hospitals or in the battles around the city are buried at either Hollywood or Oakwood cemeteries. Most of the Union dead are buried in one of five National Cemeteries: Richmond, Cold Harbor, Seven Pines, Glendale or Fort Harrison.