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Parks, Recreation & Culture Strategic Plan

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Surrey is a city abundant with parks, recreational facilities, and a vibrant arts, cultural and heritage community. The Parks, Recreation & Culture (PRC) Department helps to plan and operate many of these amenities. To build on these assets, and to meet the needs of a diverse and growing community, the City is developing a new PRC Strategic Plan. The current 2008 PRC Strategic Plan expires at the end of the year.

The new PRC Strategic Plan will identify the greatest needs and opportunities for our residents. It will help determine important funding and infrastructure decisions, including where and how money should be spent. Learn more about the 10 PRC feature projects we're working on now, and share your ideas for future projects by getting involved in our upcoming events.

Project Update

We have completed the second stage of community engagement - thank you to the over 4,000 residents and stakeholders that have participated and shared ideas so far. Your feedback is important to making sure we’re on the right track and to help finalize direction for the plan. Review the input that we've received so far.  

We are now reviewing feedback, undertaking a detailed needs assessment and developing the draft plan. Joing us to explore the new draft Plan at our upcomming open house.

Parks, Recreation & Culture - Strategic Plan Open House

community engagement

Join us to review the draft PRC Strategic Plan, and share your thoughts on the future of Surrey.

November 9, 2017

Project Timeline

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  • Getting Started expand
  • Getting Started

    August - September 2016

    We started by assigning a project team, briefing Council committees, scheduling, hiring consultants and budgeting.

    October 2016 - February 2017

    We then got to work on an inventory of existing PRC facilities and services to benchmark current services. We also studied Surrey's population & demographic data and reviewed best practices & trends in preparation for the community engagement phase.

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  • The Big Ideas

    March - April 2017

    There are a variety of meaningful events and activities to get involved and help shape the new PRC Strategic Plan, including idea fairs, world cafe style workshops and online surveys.

    This process began with a series of fun and interactive ideas fairsworkshops and pop-up events across the City. In this step we connected with over 2,100 residents and stakeholders and explored early ideas, issues and priorities.

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  • Establishing Direction

    May - July 2017

    Through spring and early summer we dived deeper into key issues and explored priorities and directions for the plan. Activities included a second round of workshops, community survey, and pop-up activities at a variety of community events.

    More than 2,000 residents participated in this stage by completing a survey or attending workshops and events. Input from this stage has been used to develop key elements of the new plan.

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  • Checking Back

    August - November 2017

    We are currently developing a draft plan. Once we are ready, we will check back to ensure that there are no missing pieces and that we are on the right track. To do this, we will offer a community survey. On November 9 we will present the draft plan at a public open house on November 9.

    Check back soon for more information on our upcomming survey or subscribe below to our eNews to stay up-to-date about engagement opportunities.

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  • Finalizing the Plan

    November 2017 - March 2018 

    Starting in the Fall we will refine the draft Plan and take it to various committees for review. By this stage the plan will reflect input from over eight months of community engagement, and a comprehensive needs assessment. Once we have a final draft of the Plan, we will put on the finishing touches and present it to Council for a March 2018 approval. 



Contact Us

For more information about the project, please contact us:

Phone: 604-598-5858