Signature Parks

Terra Nova Rural Park

Terra Nova Rural Park is a 63 acres city-wide nature park in the Thompson area with historic buildings, a community garden and a picnic area.

This park has excellent habitat for birds and other wildlife in the area. Boardwalks, slough and viewing platforms are available for enhanced park visibility and access. Various agriculturally oriented activities take place at the park including: a Waterwise Demonstration Garden, Community Garden and is home to user groups such as The Sharing Farm and the Terra Nova School Yard Society.

Terra Nova Rural Park is a NO DOGS ALLOWED area, as per City of Richmond Animal Control Bylaw 8612.


For detailed information about the new play environment, please visit: Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment

Street Address: 2631 Westminster Hwy

Location: West end of Westminster Hwy, west of No. 1 Road

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Recreation Area: Thompson


Hard Surface / Plazas

Special Features:

Natural Area
Historic Building
Drinking Fountain
Caretaker Building
Community Garden
Picnic Area
  • Numerous heritage buildings exist on this site. There usage in the development of the park is to be determined.

Related Documents:


  • 1 August 2005: PDF Terra Nova Rural Park - Heritage Assessment
    Terra Nova Rural Park Heritage Assessment completed by Commonwealth Historic Resource Management Limited in August 2005 addressing the historic relevance of 2860, 2740 and 2760 River Road.
    Consultant Document from Commonwealth Historic Resource Management: TERRA NOVA, RICHMOND - EVALUATION AND ADAPTIVE REUSE OF THE PARSONS HOUSE AND THE MELLIS HOUSE
  • 19 December 2003: PDF Terra Nova North West Quadrant - Biophysical Inventory Assessment
    A comprehensive biophysical and historic inventory assessment of the entire TNNWQ site. Consultants evaluated the site over a period of 6-12 months to establish an inventory of wildlife and plants as they related to the seasons. A comprehensive analysis of existing heritage assets was also completed.