Parks Programs

Sustainability in Parks

Check out the video below of Terra Nova Rural Park and learn how to get involved in the sustainability initiatives taking place there.

Terra Nova Rural Park

Terra Nova Historical Assets Program Plan

What is happening?
The City of Richmond is developing a Program Plan for the historical assets of Terra Nova Rural Park. The heritage buildings and historic landscapes found in the park have been preserved but have not yet been fully activated and interpreted. One of the key goals is to understand how people relate to the park’s historical assets and what kind of programs could be offered in the future to create the most benefit for visitors.

To Participate
We are looking for your feedback on how the heritage buildings, non-heritage buildings and other historical aspects of the park can be used and/or interpreted. There are three opportunities to provide feedback:

  • April 2-23, 2024 – Let’s Talk Richmond Survey
  • April 9, 2024, 3:00-7:00pm – Thompson Community Centre, Public Open House.
  • April 13, 2024, 11:00am-3:00pm – Red Barn at 2631 Westminster Highway, Public Open House

Terra Nova Rural Park is a 63-acre site that offers park visitors a unique combination of rural character with diverse ecological and recreational experiences. It is located along the Pacific Flyway and adjacent to the Sturgeon Bank Wildlife Management Area. It is well known for being home to the Adventure Play Environment and annual Richmond Garlic Festival.

Email for more information about the Terra Nova Historical Assets Program Plan.

Public Programs

Public programs are for all ages and are offered year-round. Visit the Program Registration page to browse the current offerings or call the Richmond Nature Park at 604-238-6188.

Parks Programs are focused on engaging individuals and community groups in the activation of parks and open spaces.

Stewardship opportunities and activities are offered through the Partners for Beautification Program, while educational and experiential programs are offered at Terra Nova Rural Park and Richmond Nature Park.

Parks Programs staff also coordinate community events and a variety of urban agricultural initiatives including community gardens, schoolyard programs and special events including the Raptor Festival.

In addition to stewardship, education, activities and events, Parks Programs is also charged with a central role in urban wildlife management, companion animal programs and related animal/wildlife services.

Raptor Festival

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