City Profile
Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill

Ontario
Population: 209286

  • At 67%, Richmond Hill has a higher than average ratio of parkland that is natural area.
  • Richmond Hill is one of 56% of cities with a community park group program.
  • With nearly 11 volunteers per 1,000 people, Richmond Hill is above the median of 8.
Data 2020

5

ha parkland per 1000 people

1044 ha total parkland¹

67%

of total parkland is natural area

703 total ha

6%

of parkland is environmentally significant/protected

64 total ha

10%

of total city land is parkland

10100 ha of total city area

2

Dog parks

7

Community gardens/urban farms

1.52

Parkland provision goal (ha per 1000 people)

10.9

volunteers per 1000 people

2280 total

1

community park groups

Yes

Policy to waive permit fees for groups with financial need?

$41

Parks operating budget per person

$8,651,300 total

$2,113,900²

Total parks capital budget

$136,300

Total philanthropy/sponsorships

Yes

Provincially legislated tools available for parkland development

Community Benefits Charge³

¹This total does not include an additional 935 hectares of natural parkland owned by the Conservation Authority and the Province. ²Excludes salaries/wages. ³This tool was introduced in 2019 and is still under review. Previous Provincial legislation allowed 5% of development site or cash-in-lieu.

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