The grant will fund the City of Richmond Community Services Department, Recreation Division’s Youth Outdoors Richmond program, which will empower Richmond youth to access Richmond’s shoreline parks, trails, and vast open spaces that comprise the East Bay Regional Parks and explore nature outside of Richmond. The program will be available at no cost to participants.
The program will also include engagement at local parks in partnership with Groundwork Richmond and The Watershed Project. Participants will engage in activities such as creek monitoring, design challenge activities, educational walks, kayaking, and tree and watershed stewardship activities through these partnerships.
Richmond families helped plan the program activities and locations through a series of outreach events and surveys that took place in the summer and fall of 2021. Among many outdoor activities, families expressed interest in fishing, horseback riding, environmental stewardship, and overnight camping, all of which will be included in the program.
Youth Outdoors Richmond is expected to launch in summer 2023, so stay tuned!