17900 - 20 Avenue, Surrey BC
About Redwood Park
Redwood Park is large beautiful forested park in South Surrey. The park is a legacy of one of Surrey's early pioneer's, David Brown, who in 1893 gave the property to his twin sons, David and Peter. The Brown twins spent much of their life traveling the world collecting the seeds and saplings of exotic tree species. The Brown's planted dozens of different tree species throughout the property, creating a diverse arboretum.
David and Peter lived on the property all their lives, becoming more solitary and eccentric. Eventually, they built a 2-story treehouse, which they lived in for many years. It burned down more than once, but it has been rebuilt and is still a feature of the park.
Today, the Park encompasses an area of over 45 hectares (113 acres) of diverse mature forest. You'll find upwards of 50 different species of trees, including European Beech, English Walnut, Chinese Chestnut and of course Redwood (Giant Sequoia), which is the largest tree species on earth. Meet the trees of Redwood Park using the Redwood Park Tree Guide, and learn about 24 of the key species in the park.
Within the park there are a number of excellent nature trails, including a 5.2 kilometre walking loop. Allow 1 to 1.5 hours for this walk. You'll also find a large playground, washrooms, and a range of excellent picnicking areas, including some family style shelters. In the winter, you'll find some great hills for tobogganing off the trails near the main parking lot
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