girl running track in orange jacket

A new destination athletics centre planned for Bear Creek Park.

About the Project

Following a feasibility study in 2020 that included stakeholder and public engagement, the City is planning to build a vibrant new athletic destination at Bear Creek Park that delivers:

  • A grandstand with permanent seating for 2,200 people (2/3 covered) with possible expansion of another 1,000 temporary seats; 
  • New changerooms and public washrooms located underneath the Grandstand;
  • An upgraded track aligned with international sport standards;
  • A new synthetic turf field; 
  • Upgraded plaza areas for concession and ticketing spaces. 

The project will deliver a sports facility that serves Surrey’s community needs and meets the logistical requirements associated with event hosting. Bear Creek Athletics Centre will also contribute to the positive character of the park, exhibiting design excellence with resiliency and longevity.

A rendering of people running a track and field

Project Timeline

See where we are at with the Bear Creek Athletics Centre project:

  • Completed
  • Started
  • Pending
Spring 2019

Feasibility study for an athletic centre at Bear Creek. 

Engagement with stakeholders to understand group programming needs.

Summer 2019

Engagement with public through an online survey to understand community values and needs.

Fall 2019

Presented site concepts at a public open house held at Bear Creek Park. Public feedback was collected through a survey.

View the presentation boards.


Feasibility study determined feasible amenities and schematic layout.

Funding secured for detailed design and construction.

June 2021

Stantec consulting team selected as designer of detailed design phase.

August 2021

Present refined design for public feedback.

Present refined design for public feedback. A second in-person open house took place on August 18 and comments were gathered through an online survey.

View the presentation boards.

December 2021

Detail design phase concludes.

January-February 2022

Construction phase begins.

Spring 2023

Bear Creek Athletics Centre's anticipated opening.


The Bear Creek Athletics Centre is one of several capital projects approved by City Council in the 2021 budget. For more information, see the Capital Projects page.

For more information on the Bear Creek Athletics Centre, contact park design lead Mary Wong at