Free activities at Surrey's 'Seniors in the Park'

Free activities at Surrey’s ‘Seniors in the Park’

SURREY — Another season of the Seniors in the Park program starts Thursday, July 10.

Free activities for seniors are at the heart of the initiative, which will run all summer at Francis Park, located at the south side of the Fleetwood Community Centre.

Lawn darts, bocce, horseshoes, cards and other activities are planned for Seniors in the Park, held Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. until Aug. 28.

Seniors are also welcome to submit their ideas for activities to program planners by calling 604-501-5094 or emailing partnersinparks@surrey.ca.

Volunteers lead the Seniors in the Park program, through Partners in Parks.Francis Park is located at 15951 83rd Ave., Surrey.

The park has lots of opengrass space and a popular 300-metre walking loop.

There are also a number of benches for relaxing as well as a range of exercise and play equipment.Francis Park was named after Edith Francis, sister of Arthur Thomas Fleetwood, after whom the community of Fleetwood is named.

Edith Francis was instrumental in naming the community of Fleetwood, and was one of the founding members of Fleetwood Community Association, formed in 1923.