About Partners for BeautificationAn Invitation to Participate
Richmond is surrounded by the Fraser River and is world-renowned for it's diversity and livability.
Richmond residents and visitor enjoy a wide variety of open spaces, trails, dykes, community parks, neighbourhood parks and clean streets, which have become one of the city's legacies. Richmond is growing and the demand to keep streets, open spaces and parks clean and beautiful is ongoing. The Partners for Beautification Program is a unique opportunity for Richmond residents of all ages, community groups, service clubs and businesses to get involved with one or more of the adoption programs to help make a difference in the parks, streetscapes and dyke legacy.
The following Partners for Beautification programs are ways to become involved.
- Adopt-A-Street (litter collection)
- Adopt-A-Park, Trail, or Dyke
- Environmentally-Sensitive Area Adoption
Point your mouse on Partners for Beautification in the main menu on the left to view the list of topics in the fly out menus.Who Can Become a Partner for Beautification?
This program encourages and challenges Richmond residents, businesses, schools, youth groups, seniors groups, sports groups, strata councils, associations and clubs to get involved. By working together and sharing our collective resources, we make a difference in our common environment.
Community building and community pride are benefits of participating. By bringing people together, this program can help the City of Richmond achieve its civic vision to be the most appealing, livable and well-managed community in Canada. Everyone can make a contribution to enhancing the beauty of the city.How Do I Contribute or Donate to the Program?
Participation in the Partners for Beautification Program can happen on many levels. Individuals or groups may wish to "adopt" a specific street, park or area of the dyke, others may take responsibility for litter control of a specific area, the development of a community garden or sponsorship through donations and fundraising. Groups with an interest in the environment may want to adopt an environmentally-sensitive area and pledge to habitat restoration or interpretative projects. Cultural groups may wish to celebrate diversity of our community through "adoption" and sponsorship projects.
The Partners for Beautification Program is an excellent way for businesses established in Richmond to connect with the community. The possibilities to enhance and preserve Richmond's open spaces and common areas are endless.
Depending on the level of individual or group commitment to any of the "adoption" programs, participants in the Partners for Beautification Program will be recognized through park, dyke, street or trail signage for the duration of their "adoption" period. Significant donations are rewarded with permanent signage recognizing the individuals or sponsor groups for their commitment to enhancing the beauty of the city. Also, every Partner for Beautification participant will be issued a certificate of recognition from the City of Richmond.
For more information, contact the City of Richmond Parks Department at 604-244-1208 or the Parks Programs Coordinator at 604-244-1250.
A new online form is now available to help you provide updates on partnership activities. Reported information is automatically sent to the City's Parks Programs Coordinator.
A downloadable version of the Activity Tracking Sheet is also available. Responses can be sent to the Parks Programs Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.