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Parks, Trails & Cycling


Park Trail Visitors

In Richmond we 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.

We also benefit from an established sports council, dedicated volunteers and recreation programmers offering a wide variety of parks programs and services.

A bounty of outdoor recreation opportunities combined with a mild climate has supported an active lifestyle among our residents and helped us 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 boasts 1950 acres (789 ha) of park land and 73 kilometres of trails and 60 kilometres of on road cycling paths. An extensive system of 145 parks provides sports and recreation amenities in every neighbourhood and contributes to our quality of life in Richmond.  Browse these pages for information on points of interest and see our Parks and Amenities Search to find parks or amenities such as fields, courts, play grounds etc.

We invite you to browse this section of our website to learn more, and to register for parks or recreation programs, and find out about our volunteer opportunities.

Also, please visit the Recreation and Community Centres , Sport and Event Hosting  and Culture and Heritage sections for related information.

To navigate this part of our site, you may use the fly-out menus on the left, or you may wish to consult the Site Map for this section.