Parks, Recreation & Culture Plans
Surrey is home to world class nature reserves, beaches, skate parks, forests, hockey rinks, soccer fields, recreation centres and bike trails. Our parks, recreation and culture facilities serve a growing population of over half a million people. Each year we add new parks and recreation facilities, and improve existing parks, recreation and culture facilities by adding and upgrading amenities.
In addition to our 10-Year Strategic Plan, we have developed a variety of supplementary parks, recreation and culture strategies to guide the development of new amenities and facilities within the City. Explore some of the more recent plans and strategies below.
Find out the details of of the newly adopted age-friendly strategy for seniors in Surrey.
Learn the plans towards our framework for Surrey's biodiversity goals and targets and conservation priorities for the City.
Review the Blueways Master Plan that outlines objectives to encourage paddling, increase access to Surrey's waterways and enhance value of o [...]
See how our Strategy identifies what Surrey can do to promote young people's healthy development through engagement, the built environment a [...]
Explore the new Cultural Plan - a guide to future development of arts and heritage in the City of Surrey.
Let Rover run free in any of Surrey's 9 dog off-leash parks.
Review the Greenways Master Plan and discover almost 90 kilometres of existing Surrey greenways, and more than 350 kilometres planned.
Explore Surrey's Natural Area Management Plan, including the Natural Areas Access and Recreation Strategy.
Explore the standards of park design through the Parks Standard Construction Document, a reference to guide the park development process.
Explore the City's 10 Year Strategic Plan, which guides the planning and provision of parks and open space, and the development of recreatio [...]
See the upcoming initiatives as part of the The Sport Tourism Strategy, advancing Surrey as a leader in the Sport Tourism industry.
Other Parks & Recreation Plans, Strategies and Documents
Arterial Median Landscape Guidelines (2005) (PDF 3.2MB. New window.)
Review the standards for landscaping on Surrey's arterial medians.
Bicycle Recreation Facilities Strategy (2007) (PDF. 2.89MB. New window.)
Get updated on the recent trends in cycling, and vision for future bike parks and facilities in the City.
Environmental Design Guidelines -- (PDF.1MB. New window.) Updated June 2012
Discover how Parks designs and builds all our facilities and park spaces in the City.
P-15 How to Guide -- (PDF. 3.6MB.New Window.) Updated January 2014
Learn about how the City manages habitat compensation areas--a guide for City staff, developers and the public.
Playground Master Plan (2001) (PDF. 3MB. New window.)
See lists of existing playgrounds and the the process for planning and developing new playgrounds.