Minoru Park, Richmond

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Minoru Park is a park located on the site of a former horse-racing track and airstrip in Richmond, British Columbia. The Minoru Park's running track is often used for school competitions, such as track and field. The area is home to the Minoru Arenas, Minoru Track, Minoru Aquatic Centre and Richmond Cultural Centre (which in turn houses the Richmond Public Library's main branch, City of Richmond Archives, Richmond Art Gallery and Richmond Museum). All these facilities account for the bulk of community services offered by the city.Minoru was one of the first major aviation hubs in Western Canada.HistoryNamed after King Edward VII's Epsom Derby-winning Irish thoroughbred racehorse, Minoru, the area started out as a horse-racing track on August 21, 1909, to an audience of 7,000. (Minoru never raced in Richmond, however.)Almost one year later, on March 25, 1910, the first-ever Canadian airplane flight west of Winnipeg took off from Minoru Racetrack, with 3,500 witnesses on hand. The plane was manned by Charles K. Hamilton; he flew it from Minoru to New Westminster and back. This event is often credited for the Vancouver International Airport being located in Richmond rather than another municipality in Metro Vancouver.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Good place for a walk - it will be better after all the construction is completed (new swimming complex plus seniors' centre)... the new sports fields are very impressive.  more »
  • July 20, 2017
    Well-kept small garden in the heart of Richmond with playground. Was close to our apartment and we are happy to go for a walk.
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  • May 21, 2017
    Lovely park where the squirrels almost talk to you. Bigger than you might imagine. Beautiful, scenic church, ballpark where parents roasted a pig on a spit while the kids played baseball. Nice lake an...  more »
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  • April 13, 2017
    Awesome, park in central Richmond, has lots of amenities. On the north end is a beautiful, quiet garden and the south end has a running track and sports fields. There are also 2 playgrounds and a small exercise area (chin up bar). My favourite spot is the quaint garden at the north end, so beautiful and serene. Nice spot to relax or meditate. Some cute bunnies and squirrels, too.
  • June 30, 2017
    Beautiful public park in Richmond. Excellent place to go for a walk. Very nice scenery and quiet setting. One of Richmond's best places for sure.
  • June 6, 2017
    Very nice public park in Richmond. Super scenic with lots of wild animals. Great place to visit during the day.
  • December 12, 2016
    Very charming little park near Richmond Public Library. The landscape is beautiful, especially the giant willow trees along the lake bank. There is a small island in the middle of the lake where hundreds of ducks come to nest in the spring. There are surprisingly a lot of wild life in the park. The lake is filed with giant carps (?), turtles, ducks, and Canada geese. There are tons of rabbits hopping around everywhere and owls and hawks that feed on the rabbits. I also spotted bats once in the park. It's such a cool place.
  • May 29, 2017
    Beautiful park for walking and enjoying cultivated nature. Small play ground, but the kids enjoy it and it's shady.

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