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Hawthorne Rotary Park

Hawthorne Park

City parks, beaches, playgroundsskateparks, (and sports courts, effective June 8) are all open for casual use only. Visitors are asked to follow posted signage and keep 2 metres of physical distance from each other to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.



10503 - 144 Street, Surrey BC

Park Improvements

In addition to the 105 Avenue Connector and Hawthorne Park Improvements project completed in Spring 2019, the City is working on further improvements to Hawthorne Rotary Park. For a quick glimpse of what's to come, see the Overall Park Improvement Plan.

The Park will be open during construction but some areas and amenities will be closed temporarily; see list below.

Park Amenities Status

If you're looking to host a large picnic or event, an alternate location is recommended. Please visit our Picnics & BBQs webpage for a list of other parks that may be suitable to host your event. Contact Surrey's Park Partnerships team at to discuss other options.

Park amenities currently OPEN:

  • Picnic shelter
  • Picnic tables
  • Gardens
  • Nature trails
  • Main parking lot
  • Limited parking available across from Mary Jane Shannon Elementary School

Park amenities currently CLOSED:

  • Washroom and change room building
  • Water park
  • Playground
  • Temporary washroom facilities

About Hawthorne Rotary Park

Hawthorne Rotary Park is located between Guildford and Whalley, and has a large playground and water park. A number of picnic tables and open spaces as well as washrooms and changing rooms make it a great spot for family outings. Nature trails meander through the park's forests.

Within the park you'll find the beautiful Hawthorne Gardens that feature a variety of mature rhododendrons, as well as a number of walking paths and benches to enjoy the surroundings.

The forests consist mostly of Paper Birch, Red Alder and Black Cottonwood. The trunks of these deciduous trees show differences in colour and texture of the bark. For example, the Paper Birch, also called White Birch, has thin bark that is white to reddish brown in colour, peels easily and is used by native peoples for baskets and containers. The bark of Red Alder is usually smooth and light grey with white blotches which are actually lichens. The bark of Black Cottonwood is green and smooth when the tree is young. It becomes grey and furrowed as the tree gets older.

More Information

For general park information, email

Photo Credit: Scarlet Black