The City of Surrey, the second-largest city in British Columbia, with over 6,000 acres of parkland and green space gives it the moniker, City of Parks.
There are over 200 parks within the city. We are very lucky to live here, as every resident has a park within walking distance.
This means that if you visit a different park every weekend, it will take you 4 years to see them all.
There are water parks, parks with free outdoor pools in the summer, parks with bike trails, dog parks, tennis courts, baseball field's, soccer fields, picnic areas, bird watching, and running tracks.
Here are my top picks:
- Bear Creek Park 13700 – 88 Ave.
Swimming pool, train rides, great playgrounds, beautiful gardens, great walking trails.
- Green Timbers Urban Forest 14402/14508 – 100 Ave.
You can fish there, walk in the forest, relax by the lake.
- Holland Park 13428 Old Yale Rd.
Situated next to Surrey Central Mall, the library, and the new City Hall, the city offers a variety of events in this location, including concerts and movie nights.
My favorite is Surrey Fusion Festival. The best cultural event in Canada, IMHO, featuring over 70 acts on four stages and 35 different cultural pavilions. It's even a free outdoor festival!
- Stewart Farm 13723 Crescent Rd.
Visitors can enjoy heritage activities, crafts, and woodstove baking. Costumed tour guides are happy to escort you through this elegant home. I used to love taking my daughter and her friends there in the summertime.
- Crescent Beach 12160 Beecher St.
My absolute favorite park, where my internal batteries get recharged!
You walk along the Pacific Ocean with Eagles soaring above you. Simply breathtaking sunsets.
This beautiful park offers an off-leash dog area, and lots of walking trails. If you're feeling adventurous there are 1,001 steps which brings you from the beach all the way up.
For the many new residents that are joining the Mainstreet family in Surrey every year, I have prepared a list of parks sorted by offered activities:
- Water Parks
During open hours, you can activate the water system in a spray park by pushbuttons, if it is warmer than 20° celsius outside.
Regular Operating Hours are 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Enjoy an afternoon picnic while the kids play in the water park at Erma Stephenson Park in Guildford.
Parks with outdoor pools
Outdoor pools open in May or June of each year, with free admission and lifeguards on duty.
Some of them also offer swimming lessons during the summer months. Please check the city website where lessons are being offered.
- Greenaway Outdoor Pool
- Bear Creek Outdoor Pool
- Kwantlen Outdoor Pool
- Sunnyside Outdoor Pool
- Unwin Outdoor Pool
- Hjorth Road Outdoor Pool
- Port Kells Outdoor Pool
- Holly Outdoor Pool
Parks with Indoor Pools
- North Surrey Pool
- South Surrey Pool
- Newton Recreation Centre (Newton wave pool)
- Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex
- Guildford Recreation Centre
Off-leash Dog Parks
Dog owners in Mainstreet buildings can take their four-legged friends to run free in one of many off-leash dog parks.
Explore our dog off-leash areas in Surrey. Expect to encounter dogs running free!
For more details and current events, visit City of Surrey website www.surrey.ca
Enjoy our beautiful City!
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