Park Activity Guidelines
Follow these guidelines to help you host a successful event in Surrey parks.
In accordance with the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Facilities Regulation Bylaw, events taking place in a City Park must not interfere with the free use and enjoyment of the park by any other person.
As such, things like fundraisers, solicitation, amplification of sound and speech, distribution of information, and over-monopolization of the space with large structures, are not permitted.
Garbage and Recycling
In order to keep our Parks clean, please remember that Park garbage cans are for regular public park use. It is the responsibility of all event organizers to pack out all garbage/recycling from the park after their event and dispose of it responsibly.
- Refrain from using one time use plastics, Styrofoam, balloons, or confetti as they can harm wildlife, plug storm drains, and are difficult to clean up
- Ensure you are setting up designated garbage bins and recycle bins to collect refuse at your event
- All decorations must be disposed of immediately following any hosted events.
Smoking and Alcohol
Smoking or consuming alcohol is not permitted in any Surrey park.
Events may be set up in a vacant location on passive grass without restricting access to other park users. Please note that no special park access will be given to set up your event.
Tents and Structures
You may use one 10x10 foot tent with tent weights (preferred) or small pegs (4-6 inches). Tents larger than 10x10 feet are not permitted in Surrey parks.
Natural gas, propane, and charcoal briquettes are permitted if they are being used in ULC/CSA-approved devices for that particular product.
Within City parks, you can only barbeque at picnic table sites.
Natural Gas & Propane
You can barbeque with natural gas and propane at any picnic table site.
Charcoal briquettes are only permitted at picnic table sites that have City-sanctioned coal disposal containers. When the fire danger rating is High or Extreme, no charcoal briquette barbeques are permitted in parks.
|Park||Location Within Park|
|Hawthorne Rotary Park||West of Picnic Shelters|
|Green Timbers Urban Forrest||East of northernmost Picnic Shelter|
|Bear Creek Park||South of Picnic Shelters at 140th st, Northwest of the Water Plaground, Southwest of Surrey Arts Centre parking lot|
|Fleetwood Park||North of smaller Picnic Shelter|
|Port Kells Park||Southeast of playground|
Learn more about Picnic and BBQ use guidelines, and find out which parks offer these facilities.
You may have your event catered; however, your caterer must not solicit or advertise business in the park and may only serve guests included in your party.
Music and Speakers
Amplification of sound (including microphones, speakers, and megaphones) is not permitted in City of Surrey parks.
Parking is on a first come first serve basis.
To find out if you need a permit to host an event in a City park, please visit our Host an Event in a Park page. If your event requires a permit, please have this on hand at the time of the event.