Parks, Recreational Trails and Cycling Overview
Enjoy Richmond’s beautiful parks, scenic recreational trails, cycling paths, community gardens and unique natural areas. Take advantage of all our outdoor opportunities—from heritage and nature to sports and active play. What makes us special? As an island city, our waterfront provides a variety of facilities, landmarks and distinct spaces.
Craving fresh air? Start your outdoor adventure today! Whether you have 30 minutes or a whole day, view the boats on the Fraser River or cycle the dyke trails.
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
~ Albert Einstein
To learn more about the current parks and trails closures, visit our Extreme Weather page for information and updates.
Find a park!
Looking for the perfect park? Search by name, neighbourhood and/or amenity—such as basketball, tennis, lacrosse, playground, sports field or baseball diamond.
Enjoy a Signature Park!
Our Top 10 outdoor spaces highlight the best of our garden city. Each distinct park offers unique experiences. Learn about and connect with nature, urban wildlife, Richmond’s heritage and the river environment. Attend fun, interactive programs and events like the Owl Show, the Garlic Fest and more!
Join the Volunteers!
Residents, community groups, service clubs and businesses help take care of the outdoor spaces. Volunteer to plant, clean or adopt a park, trail, dyke, street, garden or tree. Make a difference, it’s easy to get involved.
Explore our Recreational Trails!
The off-road recreational trails provide access to the city’s major natural areas. Perfect for walking or cycling, the trail system connects around the perimeter of Richmond. Take an afternoon ride around the entire island (47.5 km) to see all the spectacular views. Allow for 2 hours and 45 minutes if cycling or take advantage of other popular routes that vary in distance and difficulty.
Recreational trails, greenways and neighbourhood links provide opportunities to bike safely—all over Richmond. On major streets, cyclists use an exclusive space (bike lane) or share a space with vehicles (in a wide curb lane). Richmond is ideal for riding flat areas.
Browse this section of the website to learn more, register for parks or recreation programs and find out about volunteer opportunities.
Also, visit the Recreation and Community Centres, Sport and Event Hosting and Arts, Culture and Heritage sections for related information.