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Nicomekl Riverfront Park

The City is planning a new riverfront park on the south side of the Nicomekl River in South Surrey. We are in the process of acquiring the last few pieces of parkland that will eventually form a 3km riverfront connection.

This 3km linear park will extend from Elgin Rd to 40th Ave and includes two large park spaces located at 3652 Elgin Road/14391 Crescent Road and 3600 King George Boulevard.

The park will combine environmental, cultural, art, heritage, recreation and social spaces.

Watch our segment on Metro Vancouver's Close Up series on the future site of the Nicomekl Riverfront Park.

Read about how we are working with Semiahmoo First Nation, Delta and the Government of Canada on implementing a comprehensive flood adaptation strategy with funding and support from the federal Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund. This includes natural flood-attenuating features in the Nicomekl Riverfront Park.

Get Involved

What's important to you in shaping Surrey's longest riverfront park?

To give feedback, email

Upcoming Engagement Opportunities

The next engagement opportunity is the second park open house, which will be held in August 2019.

Draft Planning Principles

One of the longest and most unique parks in Surrey, the Nicomekl Riverfront Park will:

  • Create access to the river
  • Express histories and stories through public art, interpretation, materials, and design elements
  • Engage with First Nations and the public to work toward Reconciliation
  • Provide opportunities for all ages and abilities
  • Balance ecology with park amenities
  • Connect to the greater land and water systems
  • Address sea level rise
  • Protect, restore, enhance and increase ecological corridors, patches, tree canopy and shoreline complexity
  • Celebrate unique qualities of each park zone while connecting them into one continuous riparian experience

Project Timeline

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  • Planning & Engagement (In Progress) expand
  • Winter 2017 - Summer 2019

    Since early 2018, parks staff have been working with the consultant PFS Studio, and their environmental, heritage and public art sub-consultants on site analysis, reviewing best practices, a communications strategy, concept design and performed multiple site visits, review meetings and an innovation workshop.

    In summer 2018, the project team met with First Nations, stakeholder groups and internal groups to start collecting feedback on this project.

    Since August 2018, the project team has been collecting feedback from Surrey residents at the following public events. This feedback will inform the park management plan and concept plan. This includes the following events:

    • Public open house #1, September 24, 2018, 6-9pm, South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre, Turnbull Gallery
    • The 'Build a City' workshop at the Youth Speak Up Forum, October 26, 2018
    • The 'Your Voice, Your Park' workshop at Surrey Kids Conference', November 17, 2018
    • World Wetland Event, February 2, 2019
    • Public open house #2, August 2019
  • Design (Upcoming) expand
  • Summer 2019 - TBD

    This phase involves conceptual and detailed design of the park.

  • Construction (Upcoming) expand
  • Dates: TBD

    This phase involves construction of the park.

More Information

Contact, Doug Merry at 604-598-5778 or Mickella Sjoquist at 604-592-7033.

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