Credit: New Clayton Recreation Centre opens in 2021
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 our 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 each of the upcoming capital projects:
New Recreation & Culture Facilities
Newton Community Centre
This new 75,000 sq. ft. community centre will offer Library, Recreation, and Culture programming. Parks amenities will also be included on the site. The community centre will have cultural and arts services, seniors, youth, fitness, and recreation programming. It will also include gymnasiums, a weight room, multi-purpose rooms, a licensed preschool, and childcare and afterschool programming.
Experiencing Surrey Art Gallery’s Garden in the Machine exhibition. Photo: SITE Photography
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.
City Centre Sports Complex
This facility will meet the growing recreation needs in the City Centre/North Surrey area. Additional recreation amenities will consider all ages and abilities and will complement the existing facilities in the area.
Cloverdale Sport & Ice Complex
This facility, which was paused in 2019, 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.
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.
Grandview Heights Community Park
A new community park is being planned for the area next to the new Grandview Heights Secondary School.
Fleetwood Athletic Park
The development of a new athletic park in Fleetwood will greatly improve the availability of field space for many sport groups.
Three new neighbourhood parks are being planned for: Rowberry Park, South Newton Neighbourhood Park, and Aloha Estates Park.
New Park Amenities & Facilities
Bear Creek Park Athletics Centre
This project will replace the existing track at Bear Creek Park, brining the facility up to international standards. The improvements will accommodate a full range of track and field sports and include a covered grandstand and changeroom and public washroom facilities.
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.
This project will oversee the planning, design and construction of a new kabaddi facility in Whalley, including a grass field, bleachers and a fieldhouse.
Newton Athletic Park Walking Track
This project is for the design and development of a 400-metre, 3-lane rubberized walking loop in the centre of Newton Athletic Park.
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.
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.
Biodiversity Preserve Park Improvements
The City now has four significant biodiversity preserve parks comprised of close to 300 acres of land. This project will implement several renovations, repairs, and improvements to those parks.
Trail and Path Development
Improvements are planned for Holland Park, Bakerview Park, South Surrey Athletic Park, Bothwell Park, Cloverdale Athletic Park, and numerous linear park connections throughout the City’s neighbourhood park system.
Outdoor Volleyball Courts
This project is for the design and construction of new outdoor volleyball courts.
New Park Shelters
This project will see further installations of park shelters across the City’s park system.
South Surrey Athletic Park Track Replacement
The track at South Surrey Athletic Park has reached the end of its lifespan and will be resurfaced.
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.
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 towards developing community arts space in Semiahmoo Town Centre.
Indigenous Carving Centres
With locations in North Surrey and South Surrey, these carving centres will support the City’s reconciliation efforts while providing safe, accessible venues for the creation of wood-based sculptures.
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.
Surrey Archives Renovation
This funding will provide seismic upgrades and flood mitigation infrastructure that respects and enhances the heritage value of this building and prolongs its use.
Capital Construction Program
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:
- 140 Street Widening: 88 Avenue to 92 Avenue
- 64 Ave Widening: 184 Street to Fraser Highway
- 32 Ave Widening: 154 Street to 160 Street
- 32 Ave Widening: 176 St to 188 St
- 160 Street Widening: 26 Avenue to 32 Avenue
Drainage & Sewer Improvements
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.