OverviewRichmond residents and visitors enjoy the benefits of excellent parks, playing fields, scenic trails with waterfront access, cycling paths, community gardens and unique natural legacies that have been preserved for future generations.
Benefits also include an established sports council, dedicated volunteers and a wide variety of parks programs and services.
Many outdoor recreation opportunities combined with a mild climate has supported an active lifestyle among residents and helped achieve the longest life expectancy in Canada.
Preservation of wildlife habitat, the natural environment, and our natural and cultural heritage are cornerstones of our parks and trails strategies, as well as providing pathways and amenities within our urban settings that link people to each other, their community and their natural environment while fostering healthy active lifestyles.
Richmond is renowned for its high quality parks, trails, natural areas and its vibrant urban realm. The City's extensive system of 140 parks totals 871 hectares (2,153 acres), including sports and recreation amenities designed to serve the wellness and recreation needs of a diverse, growing community. The 136 kilometres of trails in parks and 87 kilometres of on-road cycling paths support walking, rolling and cycling - bringing people to the city’s many iconic park and waterfront destinations. New parks and trails - along with new amenities - will ensure Richmond residents continue to receive excellent service and that Richmond continues to be a regional and tourism destination. Visit the Parks and Amenities Search page to learn more about specific neighbourhood parks and to find parks and amenities that include sports fields, courts and playgrounds.
Browse this section of the website to learn more, to register for parks or recreation programs and learn about local volunteer opportunities.
Also, visit the Recreation, Sports and Events and Arts, Culture and Heritage sections for related information.
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