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Best playgrounds, waterparks in Richmond

Top six playgrounds in Richmond with water elements .
PlaygroundTerra Nova
Terra Nova playground

There’s nothing like free playgrounds for families to enjoy some time together over the weekend. We can't forget that Richmond is home to multiple playgrounds and water parks that kids and family can run around in and enjoy their time together.

Terra Nova

Located at the west end of River Road and at the north end of West Dyke Trail, Terra Nova Playground this is one of the biggest playgrounds in Richmond. There are slides, a miniature zipline and swings where kids and families can enjoy altogether. The play environment, according to the City of Richmond represents the agricultural traditions of the area. The park is open all year round.


This water park is located just south of Steveston Highway, at No. 1 Road and Moncton Street. Steveston Community Park is one of several waterparks in Richmond and has a playground built around a fishing village theme. The waterpark is open from Victoria Day long weekend in May until after Labour Day long weekend in September.

Garden City

This playground is located at 6620 Garden City Road and is free for all to visit. Garden City Park highlights a giant metal slide in the middle and lots of climbing nets for kids to enjoy. It is located within a park and like all the other parks in Richmond it incorporates natural elements such as driftwood, logs and sand.


With a playground, tennis and basketball courts and large trees for shade, the Burkeville Neighbourhood Park is great to spend time at if you’re in the area. The waterplay area is open from Victoria Day long weekend in May until after Labour Day long weekend in September. However, in extremely dry, summer conditions, the waterplay area may be closed to conserve water.

Lang Park

A tiny, quaint park hidden at the intersection of Saba and Buswell roads is Lang Park. It is an urban park with a water splash area, a public art installation, benches and tables and a climbing area for kids. The splash pad hours are dependent on the Lang Community Centre.

King George Park

This 48-acre park in East Richmond has an artificial turf field, spray and waterplay playground, a community garden, picnic area, trails and the list goes on. The waterplay area has geysers, spray toys and more and is opened, liked other water parks in the city, from Victoria Day long weekend until after Labour Day long weekend.