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Darts Hill Garden Park Carefully Reopens for the Season

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June 2, 2020

Surrey, BC – Starting this week, Darts Hill Garden Park reopens with new protocols to ensure community safety as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Now open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors will need to pre-register for a 1.5-hour time slot. Registration times will be available every 30 minutes. Final entrance time will be 2 p.m., with a maximum of 15 registered visitors for each time slot.

“After implementing new measures to ensure staff and visitor safety, we are pleased to announce the reopening of Darts Hill Garden Park for the season,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “With an abundance of parks and greenspace, nature is never far away from us in Surrey and this beautifully preserved hillside garden park is a jewel in our community.  We hope you’ll join us.”

Darts Hill Garden Park is a 7.5-acre hillside garden located on the corner of 170th Street and 16th Avenue in Surrey. Originally created by Francisca and Edwin Darts, it is a beautiful display of 70 years of devotion, hard work and a pure love of horticulture. In 1994 the Darts chose to make their garden available to residents, students and visitors by entering into a 999-year agreement with the City of Surrey. Their intention was to give Surrey its own garden to be used as a horticultural centre for the preservation, enhancement, and development of plants. The non-profit Darts Hill Garden Conservancy Trust Society works in partnership with the City of Surrey towards these goals. Parking is available 1633 170th Street. 

The City of Surrey is the steward of 2984 hectares of parkland including 200 publicly accessible parks, over 600 natural area or green space parks and over 650 km of park trails and City greenways.

For more information, visit www.dartshill.ca

To register, click here.

For media interviews:

Amber Stowe
Communications Project Manager
Office of the Mayor
Amber.Stowe@surrey.ca
604-598-5854

For programming information:   

Neal Aven
Manager of Parks
Parks, Recreation & Culture
Neal.Aven@surrey.ca
604-598-5762