Recreation ServicesThe Recreation Division works in partnership with local associations, volunteer organizations and special interest groups to provide recreation and cultural opportunities city wide through a variety of facilities, including eight community centres, arenas and aquatic centres, fitness centres, and the Richmond Nature Park.
The Division is divided into the following sections:
The City provides the buildings, maintenance and core staffing. The facilities are operated by the volunteers on boards of directors for the community associations. Responsibilities are defined in partnership agreements established between the City and the associations. The community associations work with individuals, groups and staff to determine and meet the recreation requirements of the general public and their various user groups.
City staff act as liaison between the Associations, community groups and the City and provides support to groups to help them achieve their mandate.