Extreme Weather Update2021 Weather Updates
Updated: August 26, 2021
Parks and Richmond Fire Rescue receive fire hazard rating reports from Metro Vancouver and these reports now indicate that Richmond is presently in a moderate-high fire hazard rating. Due to the seasonably cooler temperatures and wet weather throughout the region, Parks and Richmond Fire Rescue, have decided to reopen access at the following park sites:
- Shell Road Trail (South Dike to Westminster Highway)
- Bridgeport Trail (Shell Road to Van Horne Way)
- Hamilton Trail (River Road to Gilley Road)
- Nature Park East
- Nature Park West Trails
The City is also reopening its four designated Park barbeque sites, listed below. We remind site users that only propane fuelled barbeques are allowed in these designated areas; wood or briquette fired barbeques are NOT permitted in any City of Richmond park site.
- South Arm Park
- Garry Point Park
- King George Park
- McDonald Beach Park.
Note: Further park site closures may be necessary in the future should the fire hazard rating increase.
Temporary Pop-up Park Shelters
NEW for Summer 2021 are the introduction of temporary, pop-up shelter locations at key park sites across the city. Visit the Designated Park Activities page for more information.
Three spray parks open to the public from dawn until dusk
- Schedule your outdoor activities carefully; the cool air in the morning and evening provides safer temperatures for residents looking to get active outdoors.
- If you plan on visiting one of Richmond's parks and green spaces, make sure you plan before you go:
- Pack water and sunscreen and ensure that you hydrate well before going outside, as well as throughout the day.
- If you are planning a day trip, pack some ice. Freeze a water bottle (or two!) to ensure that you have a quick way to cool down.