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2016 News and Information

Input sought for Richmond’s Garden City Lands design options

18 April 2016

The City of Richmond invites the public to review and comment on design options for the development of the Garden City Lands, which will be turned into a new 136-acre park in the City Centre. 

There are two drop-in style public open houses that will take place on Saturday, April 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesday, April 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Both open houses will be held at Richmond City Hall in the galleria, 6911 No. 3 Road.

Those attending the open houses are encouraged to talk with City park planners and consultants, review information and the potential ideas that will be on display, and complete a survey.

Those who cannot attend the open houses can visit from Saturday, April 23 to midnight, Sunday, May 22, 2016 for the open house information, to learn more about the process, download documents and complete the online version of the survey.

Information gathered during these two open houses and from will help staff refine the design for Garden City Lands. This refined design will, again, be presented to the public for discussion at additional open houses in May, prior to seeking Council approval to proceed with construction. Park construction is expected to begin this summer. 

These design options will build upon the Garden City Lands - Legacy Landscape Plan that Council approved in 2014. They will illustrate strategies for bog conservation, agricultural integration, passive recreation opportunities, including walking and bicycle trails, and public gathering areas for picnics and events. 

For more information on the Garden City Lands, contact the Parks Department at 604-244-1208 or visit