The new park features pathways for pedestrians and bikes, a basketball court, table tennis and an off-leash dog park.

Just in time for the warmest months, Richmond's Alexandra Neighbourhood Park officially opens. 

On Monday, Richmondites who live near by found the fence, which had cordoned off the area, removed. 

"I feel excited and I can't wait to walk my dog there since the new park has an off-leash dog park," said a local Richmondite. "It's great news for many dog owners live in the Alexandra neighbourhood."

​According to the city's website, the new park on Odlin Road features pathways for pedestrians and bikes, a basketball court, table tennis, an off-leash dog park, and a seasonal rain garden.

The Richmond News earlier reported that the park will be equipped with new recreational amenities for families living in the Alexandra neighbourhood, after receiving a provincial grant of $1 million. 

Andrea Lee, a city spokesperson, said several booths will be set up around the park next Wednesday featuring a variety of upcoming activities, such as an urban wildlife talk and a tour of the Alexandra District Energy Building. 

The park will also be a link between the north and south portions of the Alexandra Greenway, a mixed-use path along a green belt traversing the neighbourhood. 

The city will host a grand opening with the mayor and councillors next Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

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Source:  Richmond News