About Parks, Trails & Cycling

Events & Activities

Parks Programs staff and community partners plan, coordinate and facilitate many events throughout the year to provide opportunities for Richmond residents and visitors to learn about and connect with nature, urban wildlife and the local environment.

Google Maps Richmond Nature Park Location Map
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Celebrate Earth Day in Richmond!

Join the worldwide movement by attending one of Richmond’s Earth Day community events.

West Richmond Older Adult Garden Program
West Richmond Community Centre: 9180 No. 1 Road
Date: April 1 – 30
In celebration of Earth Day, West Richmond is recruiting older adults for a series of intergenerational gardening programs during the month of April.  Opportunities include planting projects and learning about environmental stewardship and food security.  Please call 604-238-8405 for more information.

Earth Week at Hamilton
Hamilton Community Centre: 5140 Smith Drive
Date: April 22 – 26
Visit Hamilton Community Centre during Earth Week to learn how you can make a difference in your community.  Call 604-718-8055 for more information.

Paper and Card Making Workshop
Cambie Community Centre: 12800 Cambie Road
Date: Wednesday, April 23
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Learn how to make beautiful plant-able paper cards infused with seeds. Pre-registration is required using barcode: 601708, call 604-233-8399 for more information.

Electronics Recycling
Cambie Community Centre: 12800 Cambie Road
Date: Saturday, April 26
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Drop-off is by donation (minimum $2).  Working/fixable electronics will be refurbished and donated to charity where possible. For more information, call 604-233-8399.

REaDY Summit
McMath Secondary School: 4251 Garry Street
Date: Saturday, April 26
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Featuring keynote speaker David Suzuki, this inspirational conference promotes awareness of ecological and environmental sustainability.  Workshops, exhibits and guest speakers provide an opportunity to explore a wide range of topics.  Visit www.readysummit.ca for registration information.

We hope to inspire and empower the future generation, as well as promote awareness of ecological and environmental sustainability. Workshops, exhibits, and guest speakers provide an opportunity to explore a wide range of topics.

Community Spring Cleaning Day
Cambie Community Centre: 12800 Cambie Road
Hamilton Community Centre: 5140 Smith Drive

Date: Saturday, April 26
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Trash drop-off is by donation (minimum $2), call Cambie Community Centre at 604-233-8399 or Hamilton Community Centre at 604-718-8055 for more information on acceptable drop-off items.

Organize Your Own Earth Day Event

The City of Richmond provides support for community members and businesses that want to keep Richmond clean and green. For tips on how to organize your own Earth Day clean-up event, call 604-247-4453.

Hummingbird Homecoming
Richmond Nature Park
Date: Sunday, April 20
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The hummingbirds are back! Learn all about these exquisite birds, how to attract them to gardens and how they feed and make their nests. Ongoing presentations offered throughout the day. By donation

Owl Show
Richmond Nature Park
Date: Sunday, May 11
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Drop in to see this show of live owls by the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society and get some great photos of these amazing birds.
By donation
PDF Document 
Owl Show Poster

Slugfest Slugfest
Richmond Nature Park
Date: Sunday, June 1
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Join the fun and games dedicated to slugs and their people. Contest categories include beauty, heavyweight and largest and smallest slug, all culminating in the grand finale Great Richmond Slug Race. No registration required.
By donation

Nature In Your Neighbourhood
Terra Nova Rural Park
Date: Saturday & Sunday, June 7 & 8
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
This road show is a great chance to learn about the urban wildlife that makes Richmond home! An adult must accompany children.

Eagle Watch
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site
Date: Sunday, June 15
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Richmond is home to over 15 pairs of nesting bald eagles. At this session, telescopes and binoculars are available to view a nest from Britannia Heritage Shipyard in Steveston.

Partners For BeautificationTrails photo
The City of Richmond actively supports park, trail, street, and natural area clean-ups by local businesses and community organizations year-round through the Partners for Beautification program. This program provides an opportunity for residents to become actively involved in the beautification and stewardship of their community by adopting public spaces and keeping them clean and green.

Partners for Beautification volunteers demonstrate the power of working together to make a difference in our shared environment. For more information, visit Partners For Beautification.

For more information about these and other related programs contact:

Rich Kenny
Community Facilities Programmer
Phone: 604-718-6185
Email: Rich.Kenny@richmond.ca

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