project Status Update


thank you for joining us for out first public workshop!

A critical component of the Comprehensive Parks Master Plan process is to engage Richmond residents. On Wednesday March 11th the first of three public meetings was held at Lingle Hall (lower level of Reid Hospital) from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The meeting included a variety of hands on activities covering existing conditions of the community and future aspirations for park facilities and program development.

See what was presented and what the public had to say!



As a supplement to our March 11th Community Open House we invited the community to participate in an online survey. In total 1,743 individuals took the survey.

Check out the Results!

The results file includes both a graphic summary and all individual comments captured during the process.


Now that the City's comprehensive plan update is  complete, it's time to dig in and implement the strategies and ideas that were captured over the course of the last year. Richmond Rising: A Community Action Plan was developed for the community, and citizen engagement played a huge part in the plan’s development and review. Over the course of 12 months, the Richmond Rising movement was used to garner the input, ideas, concerns, and suggestions of hundreds of Richmond residents, business owners, and stakeholders. The Plan culminated in 12 priority action steps that ranged from marketing efforts to long range planning and development projects.

Two priority projects focused on planning for the on-going success of Richmond's parks, open spaces and recreational programming options. The 2020 Comprehensive Parks Master Plan will provide a 5-year vision for development, maintenance, and operation of the City of Richmond’s entire park system.

The comprehensive parks master plan will be building upon the community’s vision to GROW the city’s-built environment, CONNECT the city’s destinations, PROTECT the city’s natural resources and CELEBRATE the city’s offerings and accomplishments. 

While the final 2020 Comprehensive Parks Master Plan will primarily be used by City leaders and staff to aide in the decision-making process regarding development, maintenance and operation improvements, it is important to us that the plan is rooted in the community. For that reason, the 2020 planning process will include numerous opportunities for Richmond residents, employers and other valued stakeholders to participate in the development of the plan’s goals, objectives and specific project strategies. It is anticipated that the planning process will be complete by June 2020.

This project website is intended to be your one-stop-shop to learn about the planning process and to discover ways you can get involved. 

We hope that you share in our excitement and find numerous ways to stay engaged as we plan for the future of Richmond’s parks and open spaces.


There are three easy ways for you to get acquainted with the 2020 Comprehensive Parks Master Plan.

Review project materials

attend or participate in an engagement session

Review the richmond rising plan


Thank you for your interest in this project and in the future of richmond!