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Nicomekl Riverfront Park

The City is planning a new riverfront park on the south side of the Nicomekl River in South Surrey. We are in the process of acquiring the last few pieces of parkland that will eventually form a 3km riverfront connection.

This 3km linear park will extend from Elgin Rd to 40th Ave and includes two large park spaces located at 3652 Elgin Road/14391 Crescent Road and 3600 King George Boulevard.

The park will combine environmental, cultural, art, heritage, recreation and social spaces.

Get Involved

What's important to you in shaping Surrey's longest riverfront park?

To give feedback, email nicomeklriverfront@surrey.ca.

Upcoming Engagement Opportunities

Further engagement opportunities will be organized throughout winter 2018 and spring 2019 including the second park open house, which will be held in February 2019.

Draft Planning Principles

One of the longest and most unique parks in Surrey, the Nicomekl Riverfront Park will:

  • Create access to the river
  • Express histories and stories through public art, interpretation, materials, and design elements
  • Engage with First Nations and the public to work toward Reconciliation
  • Provide opportunities for all ages and abilities
  • Balance ecology with park amenities
  • Connect to the greater land and water systems
  • Address sea level rise
  • Protect, restore, enhance and increase ecological corridors, patches, tree canopy and shoreline complexity
  • Celebrate unique qualities of each park zone while connecting them into one continuous riparian experience

Project Timeline

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  • Planning & Engagement (In Progress) expand
  • Planning & Engagement (In Progress)

    Winter 2017 - Summer 2019

    Since early 2018, parks staff have been working with the consultant PFS Studio, and their environmental, heritage and public art sub-consultants on site analysis, reviewing best practices, a communications strategy, concept design and performed multiple site visits, review meetings and an innovation workshop.

    In summer 2018, the project team met with First Nations, stakeholder groups and internal groups to start collecting feedback on this project.

    Since August 2018, the project team is collecting feedback from Surrey residents at the following public events. This feedback will inform the park management plan and concept plan. This includes the following events:

    • Public open house #1, September 24, 2018, 6-9pm, South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre, Turnbull Gallery
    • The 'Build a City' workshop at the Youth Speak Up Forum, October 26, 2018.
    • The 'Your Voice, Your Park' workshop at Surrey Kids Conference', November 17, 2018.
    • Public open house #2, February 2019
  • Design (Upcoming) expand
  • Design (Upcoming)

    Summer 2019 - TBD

    This phase involves conceptual and detailed design of the park.

  • Construction (Upcoming) expand
  • Construction (Upcoming)

    Dates: TBD

    This phase involves construction of the park.

More Information

Contact nicomeklriverfront@surrey.ca, Doug Merry at 604-598-5778 or Mickella Sjoquist at 604-592-7033.

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