Credit: The new Clayton Community Centre is now open
Learn about the Capital and Construction Projects planned for Surrey.
As outlined in our Major General Capital program, the City of Surrey is investing in several significant Capital Projects to meet the growing demands of residents.
Over the next five years (2021- 2025), Surrey's growing population will benefit from new and improved recreation facilities, arenas, sports fields, parks, and arts & culture amenities.
Learn more about many of the upcoming Capital Projects:
New Recreation & Culture Facilities
Newton Community Centre
This new state of the art, community hub will be achieved through a multi-phase development with the potential to provide aquatic, cultural, library and recreation services to meet the demand of the fast-growing Newton community.
This inclusive and universally accessible facility will embrace the diverse culture of Surrey and meet the vision and goals of the City’s sustainability Charter; Surrey is a thriving green and inclusive City. Outdoor amenity space will also be provided.
Community engagement and facility usage trends will guide the development process. This will help us determine the phased delivery of amenities that reflect the values and needs of the Newton community. Community engagement will begin in summer 2021. Construction of the Newton Community Centre is planned to begin in 2022/2023.
Interactive Art Museum
In 2025, funds will be allocated to the first world-class cultural facility in Surrey and a major attraction in City Centre. The Interactive Art Museum (“iAM”) will feature creative spaces for contemporary art learning, such as art exhibition halls, TechLab and maker spaces, open studios for artists in residence, events rooms, a performance hall, and outdoor space for creative temporary projects. This 60,000 sq. ft concept is aligned with federal funding program priorities.
Photo: SITE Photography. Experiencing Surrey Art Gallery’s Garden in the Machine exhibition.
City Centre Sports Complex
The City Centre Sports Complex will be achieved through a development adjacent to the Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre. This facility will provide opportunities for enhanced recreation programs and services for all to enjoy in the City Centre/North Surrey area.
The development will provide a state-of-the-art community hub for Whalley residents to play, exercise, learn, socialize, and to enjoy a fun, inclusive and healthy environment. Additional amenities will be designed for all ages and abilities, will complement the existing facilities in the area and will be further refined through public consultation.
Photo: Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre
Cloverdale Sport & Ice Complex
The Cloverdale Sport & Ice Complex will provide additional ice in Cloverdale to meet the community’s needs for ice hockey, figure skating, public lessons, skating sessions and dry-floor summer use for sports such as lacrosse and ball hockey.
Photo: Cloverdale Arena
New Neighbourhood & Destination Parks
Nicomekl Riverfront Park
We are planning a complete park system along the south bank of the Nicomekl River to create a conservation-oriented riverfront park that integrates ecological improvements, public access, new amenities, public art, and heritage with natural spaces and habitats. Construction is planned to begin in 2022 on some portions of the park and is expected to continue for several years.
Photo: Nicomekl Riverfront
Grandview Heights Community Park
A new community park is being planned for the area next to the new Grandview Heights Secondary School. Design is planned to begin in 2022.
Fleetwood Athletic Park
The development of a new athletic park in Fleetwood will greatly improve the availability of field space for many sport groups. Design is planned to begin in 2022.
Two new neighbourhood parks are being planned and designed for construction in 2022, South Newton Neighbourhood Park, and North-East Clayton Neighbourhood Park.
New Park Amenities & Facilities
Bear Creek Athletics Centre
The new Bear Creek Athletics Centre will replace the existing track at Bear Creek Park, elevating the facility to international standards, and provide a new synthetic turf field in the track infield. The improvements will accommodate a full range of track and field sports and include a partially covered grandstand with permanent seating for 2,200 spectators integrated into the existing park. The new grandstand will include team changerooms, officials’ rooms, equipment storage space, ticketing office, public washrooms and concession facilities.
Photo: Track Concept Image
Unwin Community Park
The City has acquired the last property to expand this community park with planning and detailed design starting in 2024. A range of new amenities will include accessible washrooms and improved trails and paths.
Photo: Unwin Park Accessible Playground
A new kabaddi space, including a grass field, bleachers and a supporting facilities is being designed.
Photo: Kabaddi Sport
Biodiversity Preserve Park Improvements
The City now has three significant biodiversity preserve parks comprised of over 300 acres of land. This project will implement several renovations, repairs, and improvements to those parks.
Photo: Godwin Biodiversity Preserve Park
South Surrey Athletic Park Track Replacement
The track at South Surrey Athletic Park has reached the end of its lifespan and will be resurfaced.
Trail and Path Development
Improvements are planned for Holland Park, Bakerview Park, South Surrey Athletic Park, Bothwell Park, and numerous linear park connections throughout the City’s neighbourhood park system.
New Park Shelters
The City will install several new park shelters across the City within its park system.
Photo: Runner on Bear Creek Park Track
Photo: Clayton Park Trail
Photo: Sheltered Picnic Table at T.E. Scott Park
Outdoor Volleyball Courts
This project is for the design and construction of new outdoor volleyball courts. The first court is planned to be constructed in Newton within Kabaddi Park, in 2021.
Newton Artificial Turf Field & Washrooms
This project will include construction of a new artificial turf field and changeroom/washroom in the Newton area.
Artificial Turf Field Replacements
Planned replacements, in order of priority, are Hjorth Road Park, Cloverdale Athletic Park, Newton Athletic Park, Tom Binnie Park and South Surrey Athletic Park.
Sunnyside Pickleball & Bike Park
Working with Metro Vancouver, this project will complete park improvements in the area, including the development of new pickleball courts and bike park upgrades. Completion anticipated by the end of 2021.
City Centre Spray Park & Pickleball Court
This project includes the design and construction of a new, dedicated pickleball facility with lighting along with a new spray park in City Centre.
Newton Athletic Park Walking Track
This project is for the design and development of a 400-metre, three-lane rubberized walking loop in Newton Athletic Park in coordination with the construction of a new synthetic turf field. Construction to begin in 2021.
Arts & Culture Facility Expansions & Improvements
Surrey Arts Centre Renovation
This project includes maintaining and improving the facility’s accessibility and operations. Learning, production and presentation spaces will also be upgraded.
Crescent Park Studio
The underutilized caretaker’s residence at Crescent Park will be renovated to provide a vibrant community art studio for ceramics learning, production and sharing.
Semiahmoo Arts Studios
Funding is being allocated towards developing community arts space in the Semiahmoo Town Centre.
Photo: Surrey Arts Centre
Photo: Cultural Programming
Photo: Cultural Programming
Indigenous Carving Centres
With locations in North Surrey and South Surrey, these carving centres will support the City’s reconciliation efforts while providing unique, accessible venues to support cultural practices, through ongoing carving initiatives.
Pop-up Heritage Displays
This project will see the installation of temporary or semi-permanent heritage features installed in the public realm such as streetscapes, plazas, and urban parks to share local heritage across the City.
1912 Municipal Hall Upgrades
This funding will provide seismic upgrades and flood mitigation infrastructure that respects and enhances the heritage value of this building and prolongs its use.
Photo: Indigenous Carving
Photo: Musee McCord
Photo: 1912 Municipal Hall
Engineering Infrastructure Projects
Every year through the City’s Capital Construction Program, Surrey's Engineering Department delivers hundreds of capital projects. Some of the major programs in the works include:
Photo: People on Surrey Road and Sidewalks
Surrey Police Service
Capital & Transition Requirements
The transition to the Surrey Police Service is well underway. The Policing Transition department continues to plan and procure one-time investments to replace key components of existing Surrey RCMP infrastructure and equipment.
These investments include information & technology equipment, police uniforms and kits, office equipment and fleet transition costs. One-time transition requirements also include consulting, facilities, fleet, human resources, information & technology, and legal costs.