As a resident of metro Richmond, I have been to Maymont many times. From the petting farm and mature animal exhibits, arboretum and gardens, science center and mansion to the rolling landscape this is a place not to be missed. ( and not easily forgotten ! ) Open to the public year round, free of charge, this 'city' park is a four season wonderland. Some days it buzzes with people and activity. Others, it feels like you have it all to yourself. Weddings, festivals, picnics and quiet walks all are common and appropriate. Each visit can be a unique experience.