Park Programs

Connect your students with your local parks.

Surrey Parks fosters connections to nature and is committed to building a legacy for future generations. You can help by making environmental stewardship a priority when visiting one of over 200 publicly-accessible parks with your class—find nature trails, picnic areas, playgrounds and more.

Outdoor Learning Resources for Teachers

Looking for meaningful stewardship opportunities you can do with your class? Take your learning outdoors with regular and repeated visits to a local park or nearby shade trees! Our free resources will help you prepare for your park visits and connect your students with our urban forest

Stewardship Stories

Is your class making regular visits to a local park or nearby shade trees? Tell us how your class is connecting with our urban forest for a chance to win! Our next contest will run from September 2022 to March 2023.

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Releaf Planting Program 

Thank you to all the schools, teachers and students who participated in our Releaf planting program in spring 2022. Together, 395 students helped plant 79 shade trees at six parks across Surrey! Students also planted flower bulbs around each shade tree to help beautify neighbourhoods.

We are now planning for the return of our fall planting program, with a limited number of planting opportunities in October. Each year, we focus our efforts on planting projects in several parks throughout the city. To reduce travel and better connect students with their local parks, we will be inviting schools located near these parks to plant with us.  

Surrey Nature Centre School Programs

Visit the Surrey Nature Centre to borrow self-guided Nature Activity Kits, to find out about in-person school programs for grades K-9, and virtual school programs for grades K-9.

Lend a Hand Litter Pickup Program

Lend a Hand is returning this September. Organize your class to clean up your local parks. We will provide activity resources, an instructional video, a volunteer hours log, litter pickers and bags. At the end of the school year, your class will be entered to win a pizza party! Together, we can make a difference and build a greener, healthier, and safer community. Watch this space for more information. To learn more, email partnersinparks@surrey.ca.