The activities enjoyed in the Richmond bog include hiking, walking, birdwatching, sightseeing, picnicking, wildlife watching and photography.
The peat bog, wetland nature park measures 80 hectares (200 acres). The peat bog environment consists of low lying bush, sphagnum moss, ferns, salal and forests of birch, western hemlock and pine trees. The bog environment once engulfed all of Lulu Island in Richmond prior to development.
Some of the amenities located in the Richmond Nature Park include a playground, picnic day use area, washrooms, viewing platforms, pond, garden, Nature House and walking trails. Near the Nature House are trails which are wheelchair and baby stroller friendly.
The Nature house is located near the entrance to the park. The house provides educational programs and exhibits during the year. It is an interpretive centre with information panels and interactive displays for self guided adventures. The playground, washrooms and day use picnic area are next to the Nature House.
There are over 7 kilometres of walking trails in the nature park. All are broken down into smaller trail routes which are more manageable trails for families and groups. The trails are level, well maintained and well signed. The surface of the trails vary from boardwalk to wood chip to earthy trails.
The main trails in the Richmond Nature Park include the Bog Forest Trail (1.8 km), Quaking Trail (1.6 km), Time trail (0.83 km) and Pond Trail (0.35 km).
Located on the trails are some sightseeing benches and viewing platforms. the nature area is a very popular destination for birdwatching and photography. There are said to be over 100 bird species and 12 mammals sighted in the park.