Nearby Amenities
Given its location, one of the biggest assets that River Downs offers is its proximity to a wealth of activities

The James River
Starting with the best first: River Downs has direct walking access to the mighty James River and Robious Landing Park where residents can enjoy boating, kayaking, fishing, crew, paddle boarding and swimming. Our community contains paved walking paths that lead directly to the well appointed Robious Landing Park where there are 5 plus miles of wooded walking trails that wind along the James River.  
Robious Landing Park
Robious Landing Park area and trail map
Robious Landing Park is also home to several well established crew rowing clubs. 
River City Crew
James River Rowers
Virginia Boat Club

Horse Boarding and Riding Lessons
Within a short 5 minute walk down Robious Road is historic 17th century Keswick Plantation, a registered Virginia Historic Landmark  and Nationally Registered Historic Place.  It is also home to the James River Equestrian Center (JREC).
JREC consists of approximately 75 acres and three barns on the plantation.  The first two barns on the property are the James River Riding School.  The Boarding Barn is the last barn on the property, with a twenty-two stall boarding barn, two (2) lighted riding rings, and approximately 75 acres of turnout pasture. 

Golf Courses and Country Clubs
One of the distinctive features our community offers is our proximity to both private and public clubs. All of the following are within approximately five miles of our community and less than a 10 minute drive:
Independence Golf Club  Public- 18 holes golf with banquet / wedding facilities and restaurant
Salisbury Country Club Private - 27 holes golf, outdoor tennis complex, indoor sports facility, outdoor aquatics, banquet /wedding facilities
Hermitage Country Club Private - 36 holes golf, indoor & outdoor tennis, outdoor aquatics, banquet / wedding facilities
Richmond County Club Private - 18 holes golf, outdoor tennis, outdoor aquatics, banquet / wedding facilities
Kinloch Golf Club Private - 18 holes golf ranked top 100 in America 16 years in a row
Stonehenge Golf Club Private - 18 holes golf, outdoor tennis, outdoor aquatics

Fitness Centers
Atlantic Coast Athletic Club (ACAC): Private - indoor & outdoor tennis, indoor & outdoor aquatics, state of the art fitness
Midlothian Athletic Club (MAC): Private - indoor outdoor tennis, outdoor aquatics, fitness
Midlothian Family YMCA - indoor & outdoor aquatics, fitness center

Shopping - Entertainment - Dining
River Downs is within minutes to prestigious and high end shopping of all kinds.
Within walking distance from River Downs is Winterfield Place, home to the well renowned Wild Ginger Restaurant  It also home to the famous Vino Market, a great place to pick up a boutique wine, grab some fresh meat, cheeses, and seafood or  participate in weekly wine tasting from famous wineries around the world.   
A short 10 minute drive over the James River on 288 lies the famous Short Pump Town Center where you can experience over 140 unique shops, restaurants and entertainment in an outdoor open air environment. 
Travel 5-10 minutes east on Robious Road and you will find Chesterfield Town Center a convenient first class indoor mall. 
North 10 - 15 minutes on Huguenot Road lies Stony Point Fashion Park, which offers a charming outdoor park-like atmosphere, beautiful fountains, and local architectural features. Visitors to the center can enjoy a dog-friendly shopping environment and find some of the most sought after retailers and restaurants.