Katie from Saskatoon Playground Review visited Richmond, BC to see what they had to offer for families. Here’s one of the great playgrounds found!
Address: 6620 Garden City Road, Richmond BC
Parking: free and was plentiful when we visited
Ground Cover: includes pavement, grass, paved pathways, sand / gravel, and some pour-in-place recycled tire flooring
The Garden City Community Park is awesome. Children from ages 5 to 16 helped design it, and it shows in the unusual play structures. The crow’s nest and slide are great for imaginative play. There is also a nice big slide (which is actually very slow), and a really cool climber that looked like it was made from driftwood. Many of the playgrounds in Richmond incorporate natural elements like this, and it’s really beautiful. This would be a great spot to snap some family photos, so bring your camera!
Surrounding Park Area:
There is also a bridge over an imaginary stream, and some large logs for climbing. I think this giant hole is meant for skateboards, but my kids loved climbing in and out of it anyhow. On the other side of a small hill, there is a pretty little arboretum. It includes almost 100 different species of tree from around the Pacific Rim, and there are lots of signs identifying them. On the other side of the arboretum, there’s some open grassy space and a lake. I liked that this park included spaces for both active play and quiet reflection. I have young kids, so I also loved the fact that this park is equipped with washrooms and a water fountain.