Randolph West is a subdivision of Randolph in Richmond, Virginia. This website serves Randolph and surrounding areas. It is provided by the Randolph West Homeowners Association.

Streetlight Update 5 p.m. Monday Aug. 29

From the Richmond Department of Public Utilities:

Area of the city where streetlights are not operational:

At this time, the Churchill area does not have street lighting.  The substation and power distribution network are off line and undergoing repairs and evaluation due to Hurricane Irene.  The affected areas are bounded by the following: Southern: James River to City Line; Eastern: to I-95; Western: to RMA and Broad Rock to McGuire Blvd.

Substation feeding Shockoe Bottom, Shockoe Slip, and lower portions of Downtown area, feeding Fulton area undergoing repairs.  Restoration estimates approximately 3-days; all repair efforts are focused on Church Hill at this time.

At this time, the Southside area does not have street lighting.  The Wise Street Substation supplies power for this area, which is off-line due to Hurricane Irene.  The affected area is bounded by the following:  North: to I-95; East: 64 East: to County Line Henrico; South: down to Walmsley Blvd; and West: to Belvedere Blvd.

The Overbrook Substation which serves the Northside of the City is without street lighting.  Power is currently turned off from Dominion Virginia Power. This area needs further assessment and no further data is available at this time.

Posted: August 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: News, Traffic & Road Construction | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Streetlight Update 5 p.m. Monday Aug. 29

Public Meeting on Proposed Byrd Park Rope Course

As we mentioned here, a Rope Course is proposed for Byrd Park. Go Ape, an outdoor treetop adventure company with 31 ropes courses in the United States and the United Kingdom, has proposed construction of a ropes course for Richmond that would be located in the wooded area behind the Carillon.

This Thursday, November 18, 2010, there will be a Public Meeting on this proposed Byrd Park Ropes Course.


  • Dr. Carolyn N. Graham, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Human Services
  • The Honorable E. Martin “Marty” Jewell, Councilman, Richmond City Council, Central 5th District
  • J.R. Pope, Director, Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities
  • Douglas Dunlap, Project Development Manager, Economic & Community Development
  • Dan D’Agostino, U.S.A. Managing Director, Go Ape Ltd.


City officials, along with representatives from Go Ape, will provide details on the ropes course, receive public comments and answer questions.


Thursday, November 18, 2010
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Carillon at Byrd Park
1300 Blanton Avenue

Posted: November 15th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Events, News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Public Meeting on Proposed Byrd Park Rope Course

Zip Line and Rope Bridge Course Coming to Byrd Park

RichmondBizSense.com reports that there are plans to add a zip line and rope bridge course to Byrd Park.

Posted: October 11th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Fun, News, Non-Randolph | Comments Off on Zip Line and Rope Bridge Course Coming to Byrd Park

We Must Do Our Part To Stop Crime

From the Randolph West HOA President:

We must all do those things necessary to prevent crime.

We tried for over 5 years to get street lights. Yes we will get them in the next 60 days installed as long as RRHA and the City fund the installation as promised.

All of you were instructed to make sure your MOTION LIGHTS were operable. On each break-in or attempted break-in the Homeowner did not have their MOTION LIGHT in the on position; this is negligence.

We have also found that some of you refuse to utilize your built-in home ALARM SYSTEMS BFE had installed in every home in Randolph West; this is negligence.

However, we can not make any excuses for the criminals who would enter your homes with the intent to rob you or do harm to you. These people are not worthy of living period.

Every Homeowner should stay alert wherever you live and also watch out for your neighbor too.

The police are only going to come after you have been victimized, therefore, it is incumbent upon you to do the right thing. Most of you do not follow simple requests to keep your TRASH CANS pulled back to the concrete pad in front of your storage room for obvious reasons. When a neighborhood starts to look tacky and slummy, that neighborhood tends to invite the two legged RATS!!!

All of you need to do better to protect your turf and do not despair when these awful things occur because of simple security measures neglected by you. We are living in tough times and there are those who want to take what you have rather than get a job to earn what they want.

Posted: December 29th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Discussions & Questions, News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on We Must Do Our Part To Stop Crime

CRIME ALERT! Another Break-In

On Wednesday December 23 at approximately 10PM a house on Jacquelin Street was broken into. The criminals broke a side window with a 2 by 4, and climbed in the window. The homeowner was not home but, a security alarm was present and active. At this time it appears the alarm and/or vigilant neighbors scared the criminals off and they left before stealing any items from the household.

Please continue to keep an eye out for yourselves and your neighbors, particularly during the holidays. For more ways to protect your homes, see this list of 10 Ways to Secure Your Property.

Update (12/29)

On the night of Sunday Dec. 27 a home on Kemper Street was burglarized. The criminal(s) broke the glass on the back door and unlocked the door through the broken window. The were able to steal a few items from the house. There are also reports that a home on Lakeview has been burglarized as well. We will post more info if and when it becomes available.

Also, there are reports that these criminals are going out of their way to break into unoccupied households. They are sometimes simply knocking on the door to see if anyone is home. If someone answers the door they claim to be looking for a random person and then say they must have the wrong house. If you ever have someone knocking on your door, and you do not know them, DO NOT open the door. Instead, call 911 immediately.

Posted: December 24th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, News | Comments Off on CRIME ALERT! Another Break-In

Randolph Neighborhood Holiday Party RESCHEDULED

UPDATE: The Holiday Party has been rescheduled for tomorrow, December 23 from 5:30 – 7:30PM.

The Randolph Community Group (NOT the Randolph West HOA) will be hosting their annual Randolph Neighborhood Holiday Party, Wednesday December 23 (originally planned for Dec 19). The event will be held at the Randolph Community Center at 1415 Grayland Ave from 5:30 – 7:30PM.

Come meet your association representatives and mix and mingle with your neighbors in a  festive environment. There will be crafts for the kids, holiday music, food and fun!

For more information call 646-1080 or 257-7273.

Posted: December 8th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Events, News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Randolph Neighborhood Holiday Party RESCHEDULED

May Homeowners Association Meeting

What: Randolph West Homeowners Association Meeting
Thursday May 14 at 6:30PM
Where: 1705 Kemper Street (yes, its in the house that’s for sale).

Who should attend?
All homeowners and tenants of Randolph West. (Or anyone who is interested – everyone is welcome to drop in.)

What’s the point?
The homeowners association serves to help improve the area through open communication and networking of all individuals living in, or owning property in Randolph West. This month we will get an update on the newly established Neighborhood Watch, discuss recent issues in the neighborhood and plan for the upcoming Randolph West Block Party. Come hear the details or better yet, come get involved and be a part of improving our part of Richmond.

Oh, and the Bowers usually bring food and drink for everyone to enjoy. Hopefully they’ll do that again this time around!

Posted: May 1st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Events, News | Tags: , | Comments Off on May Homeowners Association Meeting