Friends of Riverbend Park

Friends of Riverbend Park (FORB) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit citizens group dedicated to the responsible stewardship and preservation of the undisturbed natural beauty at Riverbend Park on the Potomac River, and to safeguarding this Park as a natural 'classroom' for the inspiration, enjoyment, and education of all park visitors.


 The park may be reached by taking Beltway Exit 44 (Georgetown Pike Rt. 193) west 4.5 miles to right on Riverbend Rd. to Right on Jeffery Rd. Proceed approximately 1 mile to the park's main entrance (Potomac Hills St.) on the right, or 1.5 miles on Jeffery Rd to the Nature Center entrance and parking area.

Friends of Riverbend Park's 2023 Native Plant Sale

FORB's annual Native Plant Sale will be held online in 2023 with plant pickup on Sunday, April 9th from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Riverbend Park Educational Pavilion on Potomac Hills Street in Great Falls, VA. For a complete list of the plants to be offered and  to order plants online for pick up on that day , click on the "2023 Native Plant Sale" tab on the top of our Home Page above. We will have over 500 plants from 28 different varieties of native flowers and ferns including cardinal flowers, iris,  asters, three varieties of phlox,  several types of ferns, and many more. All bluebells in 2023 will be sold on the deck of the Visitor Center during Riverbend Park's Annual Bluebell Festival on Saturday, April 8th from 10 AM to 4 PM, and will not be available through online orders.

Come revitalize your garden with native flowers and ferns and at the same time support Riverbend Park and the Friends of Riverbend Park.  

Upcoming Events

  • Riverbend Bluebell Festival Saturday, April 6, 2019, 10 AM - 4 PM
  FORB Board Members

Hugh Morrow III, President

Cindy Gersony, Vice President

Susan Keating, Secretary

Kevin Dillon, Treasurer

Eleanor Anderson

Jack Bowles

Karen Hershey

John Hughes-Caley

Ahalya Sharma

Frank Zeng

John Callow, Riverbend Park Manager, ex officio

Contact us

Mail us:  P.O. Box 1481 Great Falls, VA 22066-8481

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Join us

Friends of Riverbend Park Board meetings are usually held at 7:30 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Riverbend Park Nature Center. Come on by. Members and prospective members are welcome. 

Friends of Riverbend Park is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. PO Box 1481 Great Falls, VA 22066-8481

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