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New Park Amenities Planned as Part of Build Surrey Program

June 18, 2013

Surrey, BC – During regular Council held last evening (June 17th, 2013), Surrey Council gave staff the green light to proceed with awarding of contracts to begin construction phasing of two important park assets planned for the City.

“As Surrey continues to grow and evolve as BC’s next metropolitan centre, we need to make on-going commitments to important community infrastructure to enhance recreation and sport,” says Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts. “The City’s Build Surrey program ensures we are investing in infrastructure that meets the needs of families and our growing community.”

The first contract awarded was for the construction of the Cloverdale Youth Park. The park concept features a range of youth oriented amenities including: a skateboard, BMX bowl and plaza; a stage and performance area; a sport court with basketball; ball hockey amenities; and outdoor passive spaces for general public use. The project also incorporates a multi-use pathway through the site that will provide an added connection between the Cloverdale Recreation Centre and the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre.

“Investing in community sport and youth amenities is vital to ensuring Surrey remains one of the best places to live and raise a family,” says Councillor Linda Hepner, Chair of the Parks, Recreation and Sport Tourism Committee. “The projects we are creating today will ensure that our neighbourhoods remain vibrant and will strengthen our City now and into the future.”

The second contract involves the West Newton Field House which is planned as a new community park in Newton. The main feature of the park is a cricket oval with Surrey’s first natural grass wicket. The building supports the park usage and will have change rooms for cricket players, washrooms for the general public as well as a meeting room for sport user groups and community members. The building was designed by Shape Architecture with the vision of the building designed as a glowing lantern concept within the park.

For more information on other parks planning initiatives in progress or in the planning stages visit www.surrey.ca/parksplanning

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For program info contact:

Ted Uhrich
Manager, Parks Planning
604-598-5706

Media Contact:

Judy Mann
Executive Assistant, Office of the Mayor
778-846-0397