This large, historic park in the north end of Richmond was the site of the Gabriel’s Rebellion slave insurrection. Today, the commemorative location is a gorgeous green space beloved by birders, cyclists, and, of course, runners. There are miles of both paved and off-road trails here, so you can choose whatever kind of run suits you. The paved loop around ponds, forest, azalea gardens, and playing fields is about 3.4 miles. For some off-road action, the dirt singletrack path along Jordan’s Branch is a great add-on.