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Parks, Recreation & Culture

General Manager:  Laurie Cavan

Contact the Parks, Recreation & Culture team at

What our department does

The Parks, Recreation and Culture Department consists of the following areas:

We enhance the quality of life in our communities by working together to:

  • Provide and facilitate the development of high quality parks, facilities, services and events;
  • Embrace and foster diversity and community identity;
  • Ensure accessibility and inclusivity;
  • Champion environmental and cultural stewardship;
  • Encourage and support individual and community wellness; and
  • Develop, deliver and preserve cultural and educational resources and services.

We will accomplish our mission through active partnerships and a community development approach.

Department overview

The General Manager of Parks, Recreation and Culture reports to the City Manager.

The General Manager is a member of the Senior Management Team, which provides overall corporate leadership to the organization.

The General Manager directs and manages the daily administration of the department and ensures the efficient and effective delivery of high quality services that includes parks, recreation, arts, heritage and marketing services in a timely, responsible and effective manner.

Department structure

General Manager: Laurie Cavan

Key contacts

You can contact the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department by:

Phone: 604-501-5050
Fax: 604-598-5781
Mail: 13450 104 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3T 1V8

General Manager: Laurie Cavan
Phone: 604-598-5760
Fax: 604-598-5781 

Administrative Coordinator: Dorothy Vestergaard
Phone: 604-598-5765

Manager, Parks – Owen Croy
Phone: 604-598-5762

Manager, Community & Recreation Services – Lisa White
Phone: 604-598-5766

Manager, Arts – Sheila McKinnon
Phone: 604-501-5127

Manager, Heritage Admin & Facilities – Ryan Gallagher
Phone: 604-502-6460

Museum Manager - Lynn Saffery
Phone: 604-592-6958

Manager, Marketing & Communications – Darryl McCarron
Phone: 604-598-5785 

Web & New Media Team
Phone: 604-591-4189