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.

Get your students involved in hands-on learning about nature and caring for your local park with our programs and projects.

Note: Our programming is evolving to ensure health protocols are in place for our residents and employees. Please check back for regular updates to find out how we can work together to continue to care for our parks.

 

Outdoor Learning Resources for Teachers

Take your learning outdoors. See our newly developed free resources that will help prepare you and your class to visit your local park, and a library of activities to connect your students with place.

 

Lend-a-Hand Litter Pickup Program

Open to all schools and grade levels. Get your class or club involved in caring for a park near your school by picking up litter. You'll receive instruction from Surrey Parks staff and all needed clean-up supplies. Schools must commit to at least one clean-up per month throughout the school year, and submit a seasonal log of clean-up activities.

Contact partnersinparks@surrey.ca to find out how you can get your school involved.

 

Urban Forestry Stewardship Projects

Help care for Surrey's urban forest with a hands-on environmental stewardship project. Please note that some stewardship activities require a minimum grade level for participation, and not all activities are available in all park locations.

Your class could help care for Surrey's natural areas by removing invasive plants, or planting native trees and shrubs through our Releaf tree planting program. You'll help to boost biodiversity, provide food and shelter for wildlife, and improve air quality.

You could help care for Surrey's shade trees by helping to remove grass and weeds from the bases of the trees, making it easier for water to reach the roots and keeping lawnmowers from damaging tree trunks. Or you may help plant large shade trees in community parks or along boulevards. You'll help give our trees their best chance and make our neighbourhoods more liveable by providing shade, improving air quality and reducing stormwater runoff.

We provide all plants, equipment and instruction. Contact stewardship@surrey.ca to find out about opportunities for your school.

 

Surrey Nature Centre School Programs

Visit the Surrey Nature Centre to borrow self-guided Nature Activity Kits, or to find out about curriculum-linked field trips for grades K-7 and professional development workshops for teachers.