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 recreation programmers offering 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 park system consists of 133 parks that total approximately, 1,950 acres serving the wellness and recreation needs of a diverse, growing community. The more than 70 kilometres of trails 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 that Richmond residents continue to receive excellent service and that Richmond continues to be a regional and tourism destination. To learn more about specific parks in your neighbourhood, visit the Parks and Amenities Search page 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 find out about our volunteer opportunities.
Also, visit the Recreation and Community Centres, Sport and Event Hosting and Arts, Culture and Heritage sections for related information.
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