Port Mann Park
11510 150 Street, Surrey BC
About Port Mann Park
The Port Mann Park is currently undeveloped land that used to be the Port Mann landfill. The landfill operated from 1969 until 1997. In the latter years of its operation, a portion of the tipping fees related to waste hauled to the site were set aside for decommissioning of the landfill, restoration of the land and redevelopment of the site as a park. The site is located at a highly visible location and provides panoramic views of the Fraser River.
The site has an area of 65 hectares, including a combination of City-owned land and designated parkland. Some of the land was formerly used as part of the landfill operation. Other land within the site is still in its natural state.
Located in the Fraser Heights neighbourhood of the Guildford community, the lands are accessible from 115A Avenue near Roxborough Road in Guildford, and by way of a pedestrian access point north of 112 Avenue near 152 Street. Currently, the area where the landfill operated is covered with grass and is subject to surface undulations as the waste buried in the landfill consolidates. This area is closed to the public until it has been redeveloped as a new park.
Other parts of the park site include wooded slopes, steep ravines, creeks and riparian areas. The property contains some noteworthy geological formations and some important ecological features, including large Douglas fir trees, rich wetlands and streams and a variety of wildlife species.
As of December 4, 2013, the site is undergoing the final phases of remediation. Planning and design of the future park will begin soon.
Get additional information about the Port Mann Park Project by calling Parks Planning & Design at 604-501-5050.