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Park Activity Guidelines

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In accordance with the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Facilities Regulation Bylaw, events taking place in a City Park must not interfere with the free use and enjoyment of the park by any other person.

As such, things like fundraisers, solicitation, amplification of sound and speech, distribution of information, and over-monopolization of the space with large structures, are not permitted.

Please note the additional guidelines for all park locations.

Garbage and Recycling

All garbage and recycling, including decorations, must be disposed of immediately following your event.

Please take your garbage with you to avoid overfilling the park bins. Please refrain from using balloons and confetti as they can harm wildlife, plug storm drains, and are difficult to clean up.

Smoking and Alcohol

Smoking or consuming alcohol is not permitted in any Surrey park.

Set-up

Events may be set up in a vacant location on passive grass without restricting access to other park users. Please note that no special park access will be given to set up your event.

Tents and Structures

You may use one 10x10 foot tent with tent weights (preferred) or small pegs (4-6 inches). Tents larger than 10x10 feet are not permitted in Surrey parks.

Serving Food

You may cook with propane BBQs but do not place your BBQ directly on any picnic table or other structure as this may damage the surface. Please note charcoal BBQs are not permitted in City of Surrey parks.

Learn more about Picnic and BBQ use guidelines, and find out which parks offer these facilities.

You may have your event catered; however, your caterer must not solicit or advertise business in the park and may only serve guests included in your party.

Music and Speakers

Amplification of sound (including microphones, speakers, and megaphones) is not permitted in City of Surrey parks.

Parking

Parking is on a first come first serve basis.

Permits

To find out if you need a permit to host an event in a City park, please visit our Host an Event in a Park page. If your event requires a permit, please have this on hand at the time of the event.