Brown’s Island Park is a small island in the James River, adjacent to downtown Richmond. A new pedestrian bridge to the north and the Haxall Canal Walk to the east connect it to the city. The park itself celebrates the riverfront by extending the framework of an old lock into the river as a fishing pier. On the island a grove of sycamore trees provides a shady picnic area while the rest of the island is open for play and summer festivals. The platform where the bridge meets the island serves as seating for festival performances.