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Parks and Trails GuideParks and Trails Guide
The Parks and Trails Guide is designed to help you find all the information you need about Richmond Hill’s parks, trails, natural features, recreational facilities and much more! Look for it at your local community centre, library or at Town offices!

Parks and Trail Guide [PDF]

Featured Trails

  • Tom Broadhurst Trail
  • East Humber Trail
  • Saigeon Trail

    Walks on the Wild Side
    walks on the wild side
    Walks on the Wild Side is an interpretive program developed through a strategic alliance between The Optimist Club of Richmond Hill and the Town of Richmond Hill. It focuses on the Town's Natural Heritage System and is designed to inspire learning about nature and environmental protection, while providing additional recreational opportunities that promote health and well-being. The Walks on the Wild Side program includes a Resource Manual and four guides (see links below) featuring trails in Richmond Hill. The information provided is useful to instructors who lead interpretive nature walks, and anyone else seeking environmental information specific to Richmond Hill. For more information or a FREE info kit, contact or call (905) 771-8800.

    WOWS Trail Guides
    Walks on the Wild Side trail guides.

    Elgin West Greenway Walk [PDF] - Please note that a portion of this trail is closed for emergency restoration work. Click here for details and a map.

    Oak Ridges Moraine Walk [PDF]

    Rouge River Headwaters Walk [PDF]

    South Richvale Greenway Walk [PDF]

    Oak Ridges Corridor Park Trail Guide [PDF]

    Walks on the Wild Side Trail Guides Activity Answer Sheet [PDF]


    Richmond Hill TrailsTrails Master Plan
    The Environment & Infrastructure Services Department is busy implementing the Trails Master Plan for the Town of Richmond Hill (approved by Council July 4, 2004). The Master Plan contemplates an interconnected Town-wide system providing safe and accessible routes through the Town’s parks and open spaces. According to community feedback received through extensive public consultation, the Town's trail system is one of the most appreciated and popular outdoor recreation services provided by the Town. As well, new trails are the single most requested new outdoor recreational facility by Richmond Hill residents.

    Trails Master Plan [PDF]

    Benefits of Trails
    Trails are popular and important in Richmond Hill due to the many benefits they are acknowledged to provide, including recreation and fitness, social interaction with friends and family, opportunities to enjoy and experience the Town’s natural areas and by providing residents with walking and/or cycling access to desired destinations within the community.

    Benefits of Trails

    Trail Construction
    Trails require careful planning to ensure that the ecological integrity of environmental open space lands is sustained over time. In addition, construction of the trail itself must be conducted in a way that minimizes, as much as possible, impacts to the environment. In order to ensure these objectives are achieved Parks staff have developed Parks and Open Space Trails Design and Construction Guidelines, which provide a consistent and responsible direction for all trail projects.

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