Parks and Recreation
Richmond's parks and trails, facilities, programs and services are designed and delivered to provide the greatest benefit to the community as a whole, and to promote personal growth and enhance the quality of life of individual participants. Programs and services are planned to respond to the diverse and changing community needs and to minimize barriers to access.
The City provides and maintains over 145 parks, 73 kilometres of trails and recreation facilities including the Richmond Nature Park, nine community centres, four pools, two arenas and the Richmond Pitch and Putt Golf Course.
Community Services Needs Assessment
The 2023 Community Services Needs Assessment took place from Thursday, February 16 to Sunday, March 12 through an online and phone survey. The findings will be reported on soon.
The 2015 Community Needs Assessment provided valuable information to help staff and stakeholder organizations better understand residents' participation in and satisfaction with the City's facilities, programs and services.
2015 Community Needs Assessment - Highlights
PRCS Facilities Strategic Plan
In early 2007, a PRCS Facility Evaluation Framework and Evaluation Toolkit were developed to provide PRCS with a process to enable staff to consistently examine and prioritize potential investment in PRCS facility and amenity projects. Twenty-one projects were identified and prioritized and then were examined to determine location and synergies (how amenities could be grouped for development) and to outline an appropriate phasing of projects. The resulting PRCS Facilities Strategic Plan, which was endorsed by City Council in June 2007, addresses a long-term PRCS strategy for replacing, retrofitting and upgrading existing buildings and for new facility development.
Volunteer Management Strategy
Find out more about the Volunteer Management Strategy 2018-2021.
“Richmond is a community that celebrates its rich past and recognises the full potential of its island legacy – a dynamic, productive and sustainable world-class waterfront”.
The intent of the Waterfront Strategy: Redefining Living on the Edge is:
- To promote coordination and integration by increasing awareness of the complexity of managing the waterfront and of the need to work together to achieve the City’s overall Vision.
- To provide a basis for developing policies to be included in the new Official Community Plan and for further work towards developing a detailed Waterfront Sustainability Strategy.
- To establish a management approach to promote coordination and integration, and to monitor progress and success over the next three years.