Adventure Series

Welcome to the most exhilarating adventure in Richmond Hill. With your Adventure Series Passport you'll find your way, climb to new heights, blaze a trail and so much more. Try something new this year. For each course you complete, you will be awarded a sticker. When you have earned all six stickers, you can collect your reward. Come on, let's go outside!

P.A.R.K. Programs 

P.A.R.K.  Adventure Program The P.A.R.K program ( Park, Adventure, Recreation for Kids) is an opportunity for children to enjoy outdoor activities. The program may include a variety of activities such as arts, crafts, games, sports, and exploring nature during this hour and a half outdoor session.

Outdoor Summer Programs Coming Soon

  • Ropes and Challenge Course
  • Archery Programs
  • Bonfires and Night Hikes
  • Fire and Shelter Building
  • Nature Art in the Park
  • Night Hike and Campfire
  • Private Rentals
  • Family and Friends Bonfire and Snowshoe

Bonfire Bash 

Get together with your bubble! Guests ages 6+, will enjoy a guided snowshoe/ hike ending with a campfire built and maintained by Richmond Hill staff. The program runs for 90 mintues at either Oak Ridges Community Centre or Phyllis Rawlingson Park, with a maximum of 20 participants for $179.06 (with tax). For more information or to book a snowshoe adventure email jen.cockburn@richmondhill.ca or call 905-771-2458. 

Bonfire & Snowshoe/Hike

Get outside and get active with your bubble. Guests ages 6+, will enjoy a guided snowshoe/ hike* followed by a campfire built and maintained by Richmond Hill staff. The program runs Phyllis Rawlinson Park for 90 mintues with a maximum of 10 participants for $197.21 (with tax). For more information or to book a snowshoe adventure email jen.cockburn@richmondhill.ca or call 905-771-2458. 

*Use of snowshoes is weather dependant. 

 

 New Adventure Series Guidelines During COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Register online in advance for your program. Program capacity has been reduced to allow for physical distancing.
  • You will be required to arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your scheduled program .
  • You will be asked to complete a self-assessment of Covid-19 symptoms.
  • Do not attend the program if you feel unwell.
  • Bring a mask. Masks are required indoors if you need to use the washroom and follow the floor decals for flow of traffic.
  • Maintain physical distancing of two metres at all times
  • Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer.
  • Bring a water bottle full of water with you, water fountains will not be available for use.
  • Wear closed toed shoes, a hat, and sunscreen.
  • Pay Parking is in effect at Oak Ridges Community Centre until September 30. Obtain a permit.

Group Programs and Private Bookings 

We welcome groups of all sizes. We offer programs such as geo-caching, fire and shelter building, hiking, campfires, archery and so much more. If you are looking for a specific type of program, a girl guide or scout badge, or just looking to get outside we can develop, create, and deliver this custom program. 

Homeschool, Guide and Scout Groups, or Private Bookings 

Richmond Hill's Adventure Series programs offers individuals a variety of outdoor experiences to spark their sense of exploration and discovery. If you are a homeschool group, a guide or scout group or just a group of friends that want to get together in nature, do we have programs for you. Whether it’s taking aim at an archery target, learning how to build shelters and fires, learning how to use compasses, releasing your inner nature artist, nature walks, campfires or even a create your own adventure, we have what you are looking for. We offer programs from a onetime program to multi week programs to fit your group’s needs. We can accommodate small and large groups, and anything in the middle. So if you are looking for a fun, new, exciting field trip or just a chance to get outside Richmond Hill is the place for you.

Email, our Outdoor Recreation and Challenge Course Program Coordinator, or call at 905-771-2458. for more information.

Adventure Series

Collect all stickers and receive a reward.

  • Challenge Course
  • Elements
  • Geocache
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Rock Climbing
  • Trail Leader

Richmond Hill has new outdoor programs for individuals, families and groups including:

  • Schools
  • Daycares
  • Boy Scouts
  • Girls Guides
  • Community groups 

Group Programs and Private Bookings 

We welcome groups of all sizes. We offer programs such as geo-caching, fire and shelter building, hiking, campfires, archery and so much more. If you are looking for a specific type of program, a girl guide or scout badge, or just looking to get outside we can develop, create, and deliver this custom program. 

Email, our Outdoor Recreation and Challenge Course Program Coordinator, or call at 905-771-2458. for more information.

Eyer Ropes Challenge Course - closed for the remainder of 2020

Located in Eyer Homestead Park, the Ropes Challenge Course and rock climbing wall delivers a high-level of outdoor fun adventurous children and adults. Learn more about the course and browse our programs or book your next birthday party here

Locations

Our Adventure Series programs run in different locations within the community. Some of these locations are:

Robert Holland Interpretive Centre (located in Phyllis Rawlinson Park)
11715 Leslie Street
Richmond Hill, ON L4E 3R7

Oak Ridges Community Centre
12895 Bayview Avenue
Richmond Hill, ON L4E 3G2

George Forster House (located in Phyllis Rawlinson Park)
11715 Leslie Street
Richmond Hill, ON L4E 3R7

Weather

Richmond Hill's outdoor recreation programs take place outside. Please come prepared to be outside and dress for the weather. We run programs whether it's sunny, rainy or snowy.

In the colder months you should wear:

  • Layers of clothing
  • A warm waterproof jacket
  • A hat
  • Mitts/gloves
  • Closed-toe shoes, rubber boots or winter boots

In the summertime you should come prepared with the following:

  • Bug repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • A baseball cap
  • A water bottle
  • Closed-toe shoes

Tell us what you think

Complete a Program Evaluation form to tell us about your experiences with our programs and services. This helps the Community Services Department provide high-quality recreational activities, services and facilities.