Recreation in Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill has over 100 parks and natural areas, 5 golf courses, and 18 recreational facilities. Richmond Hill is well known for its outstanding figure skating and hockey programs. Many of these programs take place at the Elvis Stojko Arena. This arena is named after world champion mens figure skater Elvis Stojko, who grew up in Richmond Hill.
Sunset Beach Park on Lake Wilcox at Bayview Avenue and Bloomington Road is a popular waterfront recreational spot. This municipal beach is the home of the Richmond Hill Canoe Club. Phyllis Rawlinson Park at Leslie Street and 19th Avenue is an 89.5 acre conservation area willed to the Town of Richmond Hill by Phyllis Rawlinson, who served in the Womens Royal Naval Service during World War 11. Rawlinson also gained distinction as a champion equestrian and one of Canada’s first women polo players.