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Park Activity Guidelines

Palooza 2015

To help you host a successful event in a Surrey park, please read and follow the guidelines below.

When providing a service at your event

Despite the size of 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 - 13450 104 avenue, Surrey, BC V3T 1V8.
  • City of Surrey Business License
  • Completed Hold Harmless Agreement

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

Event organizers can submit all neccessary documents to or contact 604-501-5050.  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.

General Event Guidelines

Please note the following guidelines for all park locations in accordance to City of Surrey By-Law 13480.

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.

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, megaphones) is not permitted in City of Surrey parks.


Parking is on a first come first serve basis.


If your event requires a permit please have this on hand at the time of the event.