10513 - 144 Street, Surrey BC
About Hawthorne Park
Hawthorne is located between Guildford and Whalley, and has a large playground and water park. A number of picnic tables and open spaces as well as washrooms and changing rooms make it a great spot for family outings. The nature trail walk through the forests of Hawthorne Park is around 2.6 kilometres long. Allow less than 1 hour for the walk. Vehicle access is primarily from 144th Street, where you'll find lots of parking available.
Nearby you'll find the beautiful Hawthorne Gardens which feature a variety of mature rhododendrons, as well as a number of walking paths and benches to enjoy the surroundings.
The forests consist mostly Paper Birch, Red Alder and Black Cottonwood. The trunks of these deciduous trees show differences in colour and texture of the bark. For example, the Paper Birch, also called White Birch, has thin bark that is white to reddish brown in colour, peels easily and is used by native peoples for baskets and containers. The bark of Red Alder is usually smooth and light grey with white blotches which are actually lichens. The bark of Black Cottonwood is green and smooth when the tree is young. It becomes grey and furrowed as the tree gets older.