Skip to content

$1 million provincial grant earmarked for Richmond park

A new park on Odlin Road will link the north and south portions of the Alexandra Greenway.
A park will be built on Odlin Road, thanks to a provincial grant of $1 million.

The City of Richmond received a provincial grant of $1 million to build a park in city centre, the Alexandra Neighbourhood Park.

The city will contribute $900,000 for a total cost of $1.9 million.

The park will have an ecological focus, based on public consultation done in 2017, and will be co-located with the Alexandra District Energy Building.

The plan includes retaining the existing trees and improving accessibility.

Features planned for the park include pathways for pedestrians and bikes, a basketball court, table tennis, an all-ages playground, grassy areas for picknicking and an off-leash dog park.  

The grant is part of $30 million the province is distributing for small-scale infrastructure as part of its COVID-19 recovery plan meant to boost the economy and provide jobs.

In a press release, Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie pointed out the area has been growing with many multi-family homes now in the neighbourhood, so the park will help the area become “more vibrant and active.”

The park will eventually be a link between the north and south portions of the Alexandra Greenway.

It is expected to be finished in July and will provide 50 construction jobs.

push icon
Be the first to read breaking stories. Enable push notifications on your device. Disable anytime.
No thanks