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PARKit Program

PARKit Lake

PARKit, Surrey's pop-up park program, is all about transforming parts of parking lots and underutilized areas into temporary pop-up parks with vibrant urban green spaces. Each activation that pops up animates boring grey spaces into exciting people places.

In 2017, to celebrate Canada 150, PARKit was set up at the plaza at Central City. Visitors to the site enjoyed the theme of "A Canadian Summer" and experienced the feeling of a classic Canadian summer day spent relaxing by a lake. At this pop-up park, there was a public piano and open areas surrounded by seating that provided opportunities for conversation and relaxation.

The pop-up park was designed by landscape architect Amy Tsang. Take a look at Amy's design drawings.

The PARKit program is coordinated by the City of Surrey's Neighbourhood Team. For more information, contact

PARKit Design Challenge

The first PARKit park was designed and installed by staff in the City's Parks Planning & Design division in April 2012 in the North Surrey Recreation Centre parking lot. It was such a great success that we did it again later that summer. Soon after this success, we introduced the PARKit Design Challenge, a public competition for the design and installation of a summertime pop-up park.

PARKit Design Challenge Winners