Terra Nova Rural Park Plan
Richmond, British Columbia | 2003-2006
The north western point of Richmond Island has a rich heritage. From First Nations to early European settlers to Japanese fishers, previous residents have left their mark. The city of Richmond wanted to preserve this history while creating a regional recreational space for today’s residents.
PWL was selected to lead a team of experts to develop the 27-hectare Park master plan—including extensive consultation with local stakeholders. The plan proposed developing the largely intact agricultural landscape and farm buildings as a new kind of public park that would conserve and interpret the rich ecological and heritage features while providing a valuable public open space.
We created a comprehensive trail network for the site, providing controlled access throughout and linking proposed amenities. More detailed designs were completed for the development of a new lake and marshland, boardwalks and lookout structures, bridges, seating, signage and other park furnishings. We developed a new Community Garden to provide allotment gardens for locals. All of the park features contributed to storytelling of the site.