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Host an Event in a Park

Surrey Park Event

Surrey has some of the most beautiful parks in the lower mainland. Whether you want to enjoy a summer picnic, have a small wedding ceremony in a park, or host an event for hundreds of people, we're happy to help you plan your next event in a City park.

Start off by determining if you need to contact the City before proceeding with your event. Depending on how many people you'll be hosting, there are different steps to follow.

When to Contact the City About Your Park Event

  • Less than 100 people, no special services: You can host an event on a first-come, first-serve basis without notifying the city.
  • Less than 100 people, with special services: You can host an event on a first-come, first-serve basis but you must notify the City as an approval letter may be required.
  • Between 100 and 250 people, with or without special services: You can host an event on a first-come, first-serve basis but you must notify the City as an approval letter may be required.
  • More than 250 people: A permit is required. You must fill out a Community Event Hosting Application.

To notify the City of your event, call 604-501-5050 or partnersinparks@surrey.ca. Please note that due to a large number of park use inquiries, staff response time is currently about 7 days. Thank you for your patience.

Food, Entertainment or Services at Your Event

If you are hiring someone to provide a service (generally food or entertainment) at your event, you must provide the following on behalf of the vendors you’ve hired:

  • $5,000,000 liability insurance that names the City of Surrey as an additional insured. Insurance should note the name of the park your event is at but should be issued to City of Surrey
  • A City of Surrey Business License
  • A completed Hold Harmless Agreement

Examples of services or vendors often hired for parks events include, but are not limited to: bouncy castles, photo booths, face painting, magicians, catering and food trucks.

Event organizers can submit all necessary documents to partnersinparks@surrey.ca or contact 604-501-5050.

View additional Park Use Guidelines.

Recommended parks for larger events

Park Town Centre Amenities
Bridgeview Park North Surrey picnic shelters, softball diamonds, multi-use field,  tennis and basketball courts, playground, spray park, washrooms
Crescent Park South Surrey picnic shelters, baseball diamonds, multi-use field, playgrounds, forested walking trails, washrooms
Fleetwood Park Fleetwood picnic shelters, playground, spray park, gardens, softball diamonds, multi-use fields, volleyball & tennis, forested walking trails, washrooms
Hjorth Road Park Guildford softball diamonds, turf fields, multi-use fields, playground, outdoor pool, washrooms
Holland Park City Centre large open grassy area, gardens, playground, washrooms
Holly Park Guildford baseball diamonds, lacrosse box, playground, outdoor swimming pool, washrooms
Port Kells Park Guildford picnic shelters, softball diamonds, playground, outdoor pool, multi-use field, bike track
Redwood Park South Surrey picnic shelters, playground, forested walking trails, washrooms
Sullivan Park Newton picnic shelters, softball diamonds, multi-use fields, tennis courts, forested walking trails, washrooms

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