Planning a picnic for a special celebration or a group get-together? Richmond offers a wide range of parks and open spaces ideal to explore. The spectacular views, easy access on flat terrain, heritage landscapes and unique island ecology will make picnicking truly enjoyable.
Picnic and rest areas can be found in places such as London's Landing, the Sports Fishing Pier and the No. 7 Road Pier. Note: Most picnic sites in Richmond do not require rentals. Visitors are welcome to show up on a first come, first served basis.
Highlighted Picnic Sites
Garry Point Park
12011 7th Avenue
This 39-acre waterfront park is located at the mouth of the Fraser River and close to Steveston Village with spectacular views and beaches. Points of interest include: the Japanese Garden, Fisherman's Memorial sculpture and Scotch Pond Historic Moorage site.
Available: parking, picnic tables, public washrooms and concession stand.
King George/Cambie Community Park
4100 No. 5 Road
This park features a beautiful stand of tall heritage trees, basketball courts, playgrounds, tennis courts, a waterpark and more. Near the waterplay area is the "Gathering Place," a picnic space for large groups and events. The picnic venue is perfect for a company picnic, birthday party or summer barbeque.
Available: parking, picnic tables, covered picnic area, public washrooms and waterpark.
3500 McDonald Road
McDonald Beach Boat Launch is located on the north bank of Sea Island at the end of McDonald Road. There are many great views along the Fraser River of working boats and log-boom movement and long stretches of beach with airplane viewing.
Available: parking, picnic tables, public washrooms, two boat ramps, off-leash dog area and concession stand.
Richmond Nature Park
11851 Westminster Highway
The park consists of 100+ acres of old bog forest and is constantly transforming with the seasons. The Nature House is an interpretive centre that features interactive displays and games about the park, the bog and other aspects of nature. There are activity kits, an active beehive, a small collection of live animals and a gift shop. Call 604-238-6188 or email email@example.com for more information.
Available: parking, picnic tables, covered shelter, public washrooms, wildlife garden, pond and playground.
South Arm Park
8680 Williams Road (Intersection of Williams Road and Garden City Road)
This large community park is 56.75 acres with lots of athletic amenities including a large community centre facility, 10 sports fields, 9 ball diamonds, 4 basketball courts, 8 tennis courts and a large playground.
Available: parking, picnic tables , public washrooms, heated outdoor pool with waterslides and concession stand.
4011 Moncton Street
This large, popular community park has many amenities including a large accessible playground that was extensively redesigned to include ramps and elevated platforms and play equipment for both toddlers and older children. The other buildings on the site include Steveston Community Centre, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Martial Arts Centre, Steveston Public Library and an outdoor swimming pool.
Available: parking, picnic tables, waterplay area, large playground and off-leash dog area.
Picnic sites requiring Rentals
The following picnic sites require rentals:
London Heritage Farm
6511 Dyke Road
This popular attraction includes a historical 1906 farmhouse and park overlooking the south arm of the Fraser River. The site includes beautiful heritage perennial flowers, kitchen and herb gardens, the restored Spragg family barn, an outside exhibit of antique farm equipment, chickens, honey and Blue Orchard bees and community gardens.
Available: parking, picnic tables, gazebo, public washrooms and concession stand.
Woodwards Landing Campsite
2631 Westminster Highway
604-241-1557 or Darlene_Burns@telus.net
This campsite is an ideal site for company or corporate picnics often used used by Boy Scouts and Girl Guides for camping and is adjacent to the Horseshoe Slough Trail and across Dyke Road from the Fraser offering great views of the Fraser River.
Available: parking, picnic tables, public washrooms, campsite with cooking shelter and friendship circle.