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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  • The Minoru park is a hidden gem. It is a very small park but has man-made small lake with a tiny waterfall, The lake has many ducks and geese, especially during the spring. The spring is the best time...  more »
  • Tucked between Richmond General Hospital, Westminster Highway, and the bustling area around Richmond Centre Mall, this Asian-themed park is a delight. Trails wind around and between ponds filled with ...  more »
  • Just steps away from the tracks by Minoru Pavilion and right behind the Richmond General Hospital, lies a compact fairy tale like park that is both accessible and enchanting to anyone who visits.  more »
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  • This is a great park with lots to do. Only visited while on a business trip but my family (and dogs) would have loved to be there. Equipment and facilities that dwarf a lot of smaller parks is a bonus.
  • This park is a great place. It got almost everything. A quiet park with walkway is close by. Lots of spaces for field sports. The park has 3 football and soccer fields. Close to it is the new minoru arena (under construction).
  • There were lots of wild animals and I enjoyed taking a walk here with my baby. Such a great park in the heart of Richmond.
  • First time here on track. Well kept, not too busy, has parking and lots of room to run.
  • My favourite park of ALL TIME. Every summer I basically go there everyday to play soccer with my friends. The field that is fenced off has a nice, soft artifical turf with 4 small nets and 2 big nets. The soccer field attached to the baseball field has 1 small soccer field with 2 small nets and a big soccer field with 2 big nets. The field attached to the baseball field has quite a lot of the black stuff in the artifical turf and the artifical grass is quite long but other than that it's great! The field within the track is quite hard because of the short cut artifical turf and the little to no amount of the black stuff in the artifical turf. The field can be used as a football or soccer field with 2 soccer nets. Just if your playing soccer or football you have to be careful of people walking on the track. Sometimes you might arrive just to play sports and every field is taken but you can wait by walking around the nice park and enjoying the views or you can go to Richmond Centre for a bit which is nearby.
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