Mill Pond has a rich history in the Town of Richmond Hill and has served many uses for nearly 170 years:
- It was constructed prior to 1848 as a power supply for local mills.
- In 1921, a water supply connection was added to the pond, which was in use until the 1960s.
- In the 1970s, the surrounding area was officially designated as a municipal park.
- Since its construction, it has acted as a stormwater management facility by capturing thousands of cubic meters of pollutant-laden sediment and preventing it from entering waterways downstream.
To ensure the continued health and proper function of Mill Pond Park, Richmond Hill has begun a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA). Through this process, the Town will learn about the current state of the park’s stormwater infrastructure and natural features, and about options for improving them, so that residents can enjoy this local gem for years to come!