We’ve switched to biennial data gathering for the city profiles — The data available here was collected in early 2022 and originally published in last year’s Canadian City Parks Report.
City Profile
British Columbia
Population: 209,937
  • Richmond is one of three municipalities that have 100% of park washrooms open for use year-round.
  • Richmond is one of 53% of cities with a park system master plan updated within the last 10 years.
  • Richmond is one of 63% of cities that has an accessibility strategy that includes parks.
  • Richmond’s Nectar Trail supports pollinators by encouraging residents to plant and maintain small plots of pollinator plants throughout the city. Residents can mark their garden’s location on the interactive map so that the city can identify and address gaps with stepping stone habitats.
  • A bat condo has been added to Terra Nova Rural Park. The city hopes that the installation will become home to over 3,000 bats of several species, including the threatened little brown bat. The bat condo is installed in an undisclosed location in the park to prevent disruption from human visitors.
  • Minoru Park is being refurbished with a “new cascading waterfall, new plaza areas, paved pathways and boardwalks with lighting and new plantings.” The improvements will support the ecological benefits of the park’s artificial lakes that were originally built in the 1970s.
of total city land is parkland

12,927 ha of total city area

7 additional portable toilets are available in parks.
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Public washrooms

40 winterized public washrooms

Parkland provision goal (distance to park / ha per 1000 people)

City-wide: 3.1 ha per 1000 people City centre: 1.3 ha per 1000 people

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