Godwin Farm Biodiversity Preserve
Check out this beautiful natural area park that was gifted to the City of Surrey.
City parks are open for casual use. To minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission, stay home when sick, stay 2 metres apart, do not gather in groups, and wear a mask in crowded spaces. Spectators for outdoor sports are not permitted as per new public health orders.
Due to environmental sensitivities there are no dogs permitted on or off-leash in this park.
Dawn until dusk
See towering trees, beautiful birds, and explore the rich history of the Godwin Biodiversity Preserve. To help preserve this unique park, no dogs are permitted. Don't want to leave your pooch at home? There are off-leash dog parks nearby at Freedom off-leash area or at Tynehead Regional Park for you to enjoy.
Check out hundreds of trees including some rare varieties and a registered heritage tree that is 175 feet tall. If you're interested in seeing animals, the pond in this park is home to a variety of bird life. Explore the great old field habitat, an old fruit tree garden with apples, blueberries, and figs, and walk along the looping nature trails. Take a peek at the sensitive riparian areas protecting E Creek that flows north to the Serpentine River.
The park was acquired in 2015 through the Federal Eco-gifting program. The Godwin Family donated this land to the City so that it will be protected in perpetuity as a legacy for the Godwin family. Over the years they planted hundreds of Sequoias, Redwoods, Firs and many other species.
There are interpretive signs in the park with more information about the Godwin family and the importance of these lands as a unique natural area. A management plan was created in keeping with the conditions of the eco-gifting and will be managed as a natural park by the City of Surrey.