Parkland is an important asset in the City of Surrey and acquisition of new parkland is a critical function to ensure that Surrey continues to be a green, healthy, and livable City. At last night’s Regular Council meeting, Council approved the purchase of land to add to the City’s parkland inventory. The City will convert the properties located in Crescent Beach and Grandview Heights into parks and amenities for community use.
“Surrey’s green space is an integral part in contributing to the health and high-quality of life we enjoy in our City,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “The purchase of these properties is another example of Council’s priority in protecting and enhancing our environment. As our City continues to grow, I can assure our residents that Council is always looking for opportunities to expand parkland so Surrey can stay at the forefront as a thriving, green and inclusive city.”
The properties approved for purchase are:
- 16995 24 Ave. in Grandview Heights
- 12254 Beecher St. and 2732 Mackenzie Ave. in Crescent Beach.
“Surrey has been referred to as the City of Parks, said Councillor Laurie Guerra, Chair of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee. “The purchase of these properties for the express purpose for use as parkland is proof that Council is committed to expanding the City’s green space and ensuring that our residents have numerous and growing options to relax, exercise or play in Surrey’s parks.”
Since 2019, Council has committed $28 million in parkland acquisition and has added 225-acres of new parkland in Surrey