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Surrey Opens Cloverdale Youth Park

Pro skateboarder demonstrates his skills at opening of Cloverdale Youth Park

June 23, 2014

Surrey, BC – The City of Surrey officially opened its new youth park in Cloverdale with approximately 400 youth and families in attendance. The park is one of Canada's few covered youth parks and features an action sports plaza and bowl, a multi-purpose ball court and an outdoor social area.

“With nearly one-third of Surrey’s population under the age of 19, it is integral for the city to build parks for youth,” said Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts. “In the City of Surrey, I am proud to say that our youth parks are designed with the input of youth, and provides recreation spaces for youth to be safe, active and social.”

“The new Cloverdale Youth Park is Surrey’s eighth youth park,” said Councillor Linda Hepner, Chair of the Parks, Recreation & Culture Committee. “The Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan has committed to building accessible outdoor youth parks in each of our six town centres, and since its construction, it has been wonderful to see this park enthusiastically adopted by many young people in the area.”

Many additional opportunities for youth are in place in Surrey’s parks, including off-road bike facilities at Invergarry and South Surrey Athletic Park, and a longboarding area that is expected to be completed this summer. For more information about Surrey’s youth facilities and programming visit www.surrey.ca/youth

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For program info:
Ted Uhrich
Parks Planning Manager
City of Surrey
(604) 598-5706

For media interviews:
Oliver Lum
Communications Manager
Office of the Mayor
City of Surrey
604-375-4584