The City of Surrey is about to get a giant riverside park and it looks breathtaking

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Surrey Park
Photo: City of Surrey

The City of Surrey is poised to get a massive new park that stretches along prime riverfront property.

Specifically, it plans to develop 3km of space along the south side of the Nicomekl River in South Surrey.

Right now, it is in the process of acquiring the last few pieces of parkland necessary to join the riverside connection. These pieces will extend from Elgin Rd to 40th Ave, as well as include two large park spaces located at 3652 Elgin Road/14391 Crescent Road and 3600 King George Boulevard.

Once complete, the Surrey park will have environmental, cultural, art, heritage, recreation and social spaces.

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Nicomekl Riverfront Park

As one of the longest and most unique parks in the Lower Mainland, the city states that the park will have a number of features:

  • Create access to the river
  • Express histories and stories through public art, interpretation, materials, and design elements
  • Engage with First Nations and the public to work toward Reconciliation
  • Provide opportunities for all ages and abilities
  • Balance ecology with park amenities
  • Connect to the greater land and water systems
  • Address sea level rise
  • Protect, restore, enhance and increase ecological corridors, patches, tree canopy and shoreline complexity
  • Celebrate unique qualities of each park zone while connecting them into one continuous riparian experience

Want to share your feedback with the city? Be sure to share your thoughts for the park at the public open house on September 24, 6-9pm, at the South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre.

Following this, the city will hold a Kids workshop Your Voice, Your Park at Surrey Kids Conference on November 17th, 2018.

The final open house will take place in February of 2019.