Learn about key Capital Projects being planned or under construction in Surrey.
The City of Surrey is investing in several significant Capital Projects to meet the growing demands of residents.
Surrey's growing population will benefit from new and improved infrastructure including roads and utilities, as well as recreation facilities including arenas, sports fields, parks, and arts & culture amenities through Surrey Invests.
Read on for more information about upcoming Capital Projects.
Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre expansion
We are expanding the Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre in City Centre. The expansion will include:
- A second gymnasium, a fitness centre, learning kitchen, maker space, large and small multi-purpose spaces and childcare spaces
- A new entry plaza, community garden space and a grand lawn to accommodate a range of social and learning activities
Indigenous learning centres
With locations in North Surrey and South Surrey, these unique Indigenous learning venues will support Indigenous cultural process and the City’s Reconciliation efforts. These projects are guided through ongoing consultation with Semiahmoo, Kwantlen and Katzie First Nations.
Totest Aleng: Indigenous Learning House opened in June 2023.
The North Surrey Indigenous Learning Centre is in progress.
64 Avenue road improvements
We have already widened much of 64 Avenue from two to four travel lanes with improved walking and cycling pathways. Next, we plan to widen the remaining stretch between 177B to 184 Street.
Construction is anticipated to begin in January 2024 and be completed in December 2024.
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.
- Construction of the two-ice sheet building is in progress. Anticipated completion is spring or summer 2025.
- The third approved ice sheet is anticipated to be ready for use in 2027.
Newton Community Centre
Planning for programming and budget is underway
A new Newton Community Centre will be achieved through a multi-phase development aligned with community engagement and facility usage trends. The facility will have the potential to provide aquatic, cultural, library and recreation services to meet the demand of the fast-growing Newton community.
Explore the Newton Community Centre project in detail.
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 natural spaces and habitats with:
- ecological improvements
- public access and new amenities
- public art
- the area's heritage
This project is being developed in three phases and will take multiple years to complete. Phase 1 detailed design is currently underway. Phase 1 construction is expected to begin in mid 2024 and to end in 2025. Design and construction of early work projects are ongoing.
Learn more about Nicomekl Riverfront Park.
Grandview Heights Community Park
Planning starts in 2025
A new community park will be planned for the area next to the new Grandview Heights Secondary School.
Three new neighbourhood parks are being planned and designed for construction in 2023 or early 2024: Whippletree Park (Newton), Salmonberry Park (Clayton), and Edmund Park (Newton).
New park amenities & facilities
Bear Creek Stadium
The new Bear Creek Stadium will replace the existing track at Bear Creek Park, elevating the facility to international standards. 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.
Unwin Community Park
The City has acquired the last property to expand this community park. A range of new amenities will include accessible washrooms and improved trails and paths.
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.
Artificial turf field replacements
Planned or in progress:
- Newton Athletic Park (two fields)
- Tom Binnie Park (one field)
- Hjorth Road Park (one field)
- Hjorth Road Park (one field)
- Cloverdale Athletic Park
- South Surrey Athletic Park (one field)
Newton Athletic Park fieldhouse
In progress - completion anticipated mid December, 2023
This project is for the construction of a new fieldhouse in the southern portion of the park that will provide an additional four changerooms to that area, as well as public washrooms.
Trail and path development
Improvements for Salmonberry Park, E. Clayton linear parks, Kabaddi Park, Whippletree Park, and numerous linear park connections throughout the City’s neighbourhood park system.
South Surrey Athletic Park pickleball & bike park
Bike park upgrades in progress
Working with Metro Vancouver, this project will complete park improvements in the area, including the development of new pickleball courts and bike park upgrades.
New park shelters
We will install several new park shelters across the City within the park system.
City Centre spray park & courts
This project includes the design and construction of new courts with lighting along with a new spray park in City Centre.
Recreation facility expansions & improvements
South Surrey Arena capital upgrade
The capital upgrade included improvements to the facility's lobby areas; painting of the interior and exterior of the facility; replacing of the rink boards; and most notably, a sustainable, state-of-the-art LED lighting system.
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.
Photo: Surrey Arts Centre
Semiahmoo Arts Studios
Funding is being allocated towards developing community arts space in the Semiahmoo Town Centre.
Photo: Cultural programming
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. Learn more about the Interactive Art Museum.
Photo: SITE Photography. Experiencing Surrey Art Gallery’s Garden in the Machine exhibition.
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: 1912 Municipal Hall
Roads, transportation & utility improvements
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
Photo: Crescent Beach
Drainage & sewer improvements
Recently completed projects
- Fraser Highway Widening - SkyTrain Advance Works
South Surrey Arena Capital Upgrade
- 32 Ave Widening: King George Boulevard to 164 Street
- South Surrey Athletic Park Track Replacement
- Kabaddi Park Improvements
- Artificial Turf Field Replacements at Hjorth Road Park and Cloverdale Athletic Park
- South Surrey Athletic Park Pickleball
- Newton Athletic Park Walking Track