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Parks, Recreation & Culture Strategic Plan

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Surrey is a city abundant with parks, recreational facilities, and a vibrant arts, cultural and heritage community. The Parks, Recreation & Culture (PRC) Department helps to plan and operate many of these amenities. To build on these assets, and to meet the needs of a diverse and growing community, the City is developing a new PRC Strategic Plan. The current 2008 PRC Strategic Plan expires at the end of the year.

The new PRC Plan will:

  • Set Direction: The new PRC plan will identify the greatest needs and opportunities, and set our direction for the next decade.
  • Accommodate Growth: We're expecting 100,000 new residents over the next 10 years. The PRC plan will accommodate these residents while responding to our community’s changing interests.
  • Guide Investment: The PRC Plan will help determine important funding and infrastructure decisions, and determine where and how money should be spent.

Before you give us your feedback, here are 10 new PRC projects your should know about.

Get Involved

Tell us what matters to you

Check out an Idea Fair, workshop, or complete an online survey (phase 2 survey coming soon). Participate to win a $500 shopping spree to Guildford Town Centre! (review contest rules).

You can also subscribe to our eNews below to stay up to date with the latest news about the PRC Plan's progress.

PRC Plan Workshops

PRC Plan Workshop

Dive deeper into the PRC issues that matter most to you at one of the upcomming strategic workshops.

June 1 to June 8, 2017

Project Timeline

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  • Phase 1 - Getting Started

    August - September 2016

    We started by assigning a project team, briefing Council committees, scheduling, hiring consultants and budgeting.

    October 2016 - February 2017

    We then got to work on an inventory of existing PRC facilities and services to benchmark current services. We also studied Surrey's population & demographic data and reviewed best practices & trends in preparation for the community engagement phase.

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  • Phase 2 - Community Engagement

    March - August 2017

    There are a variety of meaningful events and activities to get involved and help shape the new PRC Strategic Plan, including idea fairs, world cafe style workshops and online surveys. Share your ideas with us now:

    • Step 1 (March-April), the process began with a series of fun and interactive public idea fairs, workshops and pop-up events across the City. In this step we explored early ideas, issues and priorities.
    • Step 2 (May-June), which begins in mid-May, we will dive deeper and discuss key priorities and directions with a second round of workshops, community events and an online survey (coming soon).
      • Phase 2 survey (coming May 15).
    • Step 3 (July-August), we will use your feedback to develop key elements of the plan to make sure we are on the right track.

    More events to come! Check back soon for more information on upcoming events or subscribe below to our eNews to stay up-to-date about engagement opportunities.

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  • Phase 3 - Developing the Plan

    August - November 2017 

    Starting in late Summer we will begin developing a draft Plan. Along the way, opportunities will be provided to review and comment on proposed reccommendations and implementation.     

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  • Phase 4 - Plan Approval

    November 2017 to March 2018

    Once we've got a working draft of the Plan, we will put on the finishing touches and present it to Council for a March 2018 approval. 



Contact Us

For more information about the project, please contact us:

Phone: 604-598-5858