Richmond Wellness Trail

Richmond Wellness TrailPhoto credit: The Trust for Public Land

Trails and parks can create substantial benefits for public health and quality of life. However, 1 in 3 people in America do not have access to a close-to-home park.  
Multi-use paths and linear parks are a great way to connect people to nature and provide space through which communities and neighborhoods can commute, play, and live. We’re planning a multi-use greenway corridor linking downtown Richmond to the Richmond shoreline — The Richmond Wellness Trail. The project will encourage nearly 18,000 residents, who live within a 10-Min Walk of the trail, to spend more time outside and walk more often for commuting and recreation.

Trail Phase 1
(Expected Completion Spring 2022)

The Richmond Wellness Trail Phase 1 will transform 1.1 miles of residential streets into a multi-use, multi-benefit green infrastructure corridor.

In 2016-2017, Richmond’s National Park Service Urban Fellow worked extensively with the Richmond community to develop a collective vision for the Richmond Wellness Trail. The Fellow finalized the Vision Plan in April 2017. The Trust for Public Land, City of Richmond, and Community Partners (Rich City Rides, Groundwork Richmond, The Watershed Project) are now working to make this vision a reality.

Fitness Zone®
(Completed October 2019)For many Americans, finding a place to exercise can be harder than the workout itself. The Trust for Public Land's Fitness Zone® program provides free outdoor fitness equipment in local parks. With your support, we're empowering communities with an innovative new resource in the fight against obesity. Generously funded by our partners at Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Richmond Wellness Trail Fitness Zone® opened in the fall of 2019.

Future Phases
Subsequent phases of the Richmond Wellness Trail will connect to Richmond’s shoreline, the Richmond Ferry, and the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historic Park.

Learn more, and help!

Download the extensive plans of the proposed Richmond Wellness Trail below.
If you’d like more details about the project, please email Trudy Garber Project Manager, [email protected]

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