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: Russ Baker Way, Richmond, BC
Parking: small free parking lot
Ground Cover: grass and concrete
Seating: a couple of picnic tables and lots of benches
This adorable flight-themed park is right outside the YVR airport, which is actually in Richmond. It includes a giant half-globe that you can climb, although the ocean parts are a little slippery.
The park also includes several miniature runways, and is located right at the end of the south runway at the REAL airport. This means that while your kids are speeding down the runway at the park, planes will frequently fly right over their heads.
Kids who love planes (ie, all kids) will get a HUGE kick out of this. But there’s more! My favourite thing about this park is that the tiny runways LIGHT UP AT NIGHT. Just like the real runways!! I don’t usually take my kids to the playground after dark, so this was a totally unique experience for them.
The park also has these adorable benches that look like folded paper airplanes. So, so cute.