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Notice: Removal of hazard trees will be taking place in the park during the week of July 11. See below for details.

Location

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.

Redwood Park Hazard Tree Work Notice:

The City of Surrey will be removing hazard trees in Redwood Park during the week of July 11, 2016. The hazard tree work consists of the removal of dead, dying, diseased or structurally compromised trees that have a high likelihood of falling into areas occupied by people or facilities. All work will comply with Environmental Best Management Practices and applicable Environmental Regulations.

Following the removal of hazard trees, the City will be planting new trees in Redwood Park. The tree planting will take place in October-November, 2016.

For more information, please contact the Parks service request line at 604-501-5050.

 

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