Richmond’s newest park opens – Tait Riverfront Community Park in Bridgeport
31 August 2022
The Tait Riverfront Community Park in the City of Richmond’s Bridgeport neighbourhood officially opened yesterday (Tuesday, August 30), bringing a leisure, recreational and ecological oasis to this riverfront neighbourhood. Council members cut the ribbon and toured the site with residents.
“The Tait Riverfront Community Park is a completely new park space with features inspired by the park’s location on the shores of the Fraser River,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “The Tait Neighbourhood has seen a great deal of development in recent years. In keeping with the goals established in the City’s Parks and Open Space Strategy, this park provides an invaluable green space that affords opportunities for active and passive recreation, relaxation and immersion in a natural setting for this growing community.”
The Tait Riverfront Community Park is nestled within the new Tait Waterfront development fronting River Drive between No.4 Road and Shell Road. The park’s address is 10255 River Drive.
With design elements influenced by the Fraser River’s North Arm, park features represent meandering forms and functions mimicking its waterfront context. There are stamped sturgeon medallions in the main plaza frontage along River Drive and a water play feature that interfaces the playground and a landscaped swale. These areas feature driftwood placement, and tree and shrub planting to further emphasize the character of the river.
Recreational amenities include a basketball court, skate ramps, a playground with logjam and saucer swing, and picnicking areas all situated in open lawn spaces throughout the park. Additionally, over 50 new trees and 3,000 shrubs have been planted.
The site also hosts the City’s newest public artwork, Wake, designed by Christian and Aaron Huizenga, which will serve as an impressive focal point and pavilion for all to enjoy for years to come.
For more information, visit our Parks section.