Surrey’s countless parks a community perk

When it comes to needing a breath of fresh air, green spaces throughout White Rock, Cloverdale and Newton offer families and individuals alike a seemingly endless array of outdoor options.

Hannah Bentley and Jessica Rowse-Mercier

When it comes to needing a breath of fresh air, green spaces throughout White Rock, Cloverdale and Newton offer families and individuals alike a seemingly endless array of outdoor options.

From scheduled activities at South Surrey Athletic Park to parks perfect for family picnics and quiet relaxation, there is something for everyone – including Fido – no matter the interest, the weather or the time of year.

Best of all, the majority of options come with the perfect price tag: free.

•1001 Steps, 12500-block of 16 Avenue. Staircase to beach and nature trails.

• A.J McLellan Park, 16602 62A St. Sports field and walking paths.

• Alderwood Park, 1761 Lilac Dr. Playgrounds, games court, tennis courts and walking paths.

• Alexandra Tot Lot, 12210 Agar St. Playground and picnic area.

• Aspen Park, 13380 59B St. Playground and walking paths.

• Bakerview Park, 1845 154 St. Playground, picnic area, sports field, baseball diamonds, walking paths.

• Barge Park, 13689 Malabar Ave.

• Bay Ridge Park, 14320 17 Ave.Nature area and trails.

• Bayview Park, 2590 Bayview St. Natural area and trails.

• Beaver Creek Heights Park, 6722 122A St. Playground, picnic area, natural area, walking paths.

• Beaver Creek Park, 12270 66 Ave. Picnic area with shelters and walking paths.

• Bell Estates Park, 1782 136 St. trails, walking paths, tennis courts

• Ben Stevenson View Park, 1799 Ocean Park Rd. Waterfront access and walking paths.

• Blackie Spit, 3136 McBride Ave. Bird-watching, fenced off-leash dog area, dog beach, picnic area, washrooms and walking paths.

• Bob Rutledge Park, 5448 148 St. Panorama Community Hall, playground, picnic area, games court, tennis courts and trails.

• Boothroyd Park, 6153 171 St. Playground and walking paths.

• Boundary Park, 6058 Boundary Dr. Playground, trails and paths.

• Bridlewood Park, 2144 134 St.

• Brooks Crescent Park, 6050 Brooks Cresc. Playground and paths.

• Bryant Park, 15150 Russell Ave.Picnic tables, meandering walkway.

• Cambridge Elementary School Park, 6067 150 St. Sports field.

• Centennial Park, 14600 North Bluff Rd. Tennis courts, lacrosse box, baseball diamonds, sports field, running oval, horseshoe pitch, trails, picnic area, playground, arena.

• Chantrell Creek Park, 13741 24 Ave. Natural area and trails.

• Christopherson Steps, 2409 Christopherson Rd. Waterfront access and natural area trails.

• Churchland Park, 5969 163A St. Playground, natural area trails and walking paths.

• Claude Harvie Park, 5780 182 St. Natural area and trails.

• Clover Ridge Park, 19087 57 Ave. Playground, natural area and walking paths.

• Cloverdale Athletic Park, 6330 168 St. Playgrounds, water park, bike park, picnic area, artificial turf fields, sports fields, lacrosse box, tennis courts and walking paths.

• Cloverdale Ball Park, 17383 61A St. Picnic area, sports fields, ball diamonds and walking paths.

• Cloverdale Heights Park, 5880 Aberdeen St. Playground, games court, tennis court and paths.

• Cloverdale Youth Park, 17848 64 Ave. Concrete park and games court.

• Coldicutt Park, Marine Drive and Cypress Street. Evergreen forest with nature trails that provide access to White Rock beach.

• Colebrook Park, 14311 Colebrook Rd. Natural area.

• Crescent Beach front walkway, 3124 McBride Ave. Washrooms, sand volleyball court, restaurants.

• Crescent Park, 2610 128 St. Baseball diamonds, bridle horse trail, fitness track, picnic areas, playground, trails, tennis courts.

• Darts Hill Garden Park, 1660 168 St. Gardens and walking paths.

• Delta View Park, 12066 New McLellan Rd. Natural area.

• Dogwood Park, 13485 20 Ave.Two off-leash dog areas, nature trails, park shelter.

• Don Christian Park, 6220 184 St. Recreation centre, youth centre, playgrounds, sports fields, games court, volleyball court and paths.

• Dr. R.J. Allan Hogg Rotary Park, 15400-block of Buena Vista Avenue

• Dunsmuir Farm, 2900 Dunsmuir Rd. Community gardens, natural area and trails.

• Eastview Park 18939 60B Ave. Playground, natural area and paths.

• Elgin Estates Park, 3148 Northcrest Dr. Natural area trails.

•Elgin Heritage Park, Crescent Road at 137 St. Picnic areas with shelters, boat launch; home to Stewart Farm.

• Emerson Park, Columbia Avenue and Lee Street. Playground.

• Fergus Watershed Park, 1277 168 St. Future community park.

• Fun Fun Park, 1472 128 St. Trails and walking paths, playground.

• Goldstone Park 5812 146 St., Playground, water park, sports fields, tennis courts, game court, paths.

• Grant Park, 14600 North Bluff Rd.

• Greenway Park, 17905 60 Ave. Outdoor pool, playground, tennis courts and walking paths.

• Guy Richardson Park, 16940 Friesian Dr. Natural area and trails.

• Heron Park, 12324 Beecher St. Walking paths.

• Hi-Knoll Park, 19569 Colebrook Rd. Natural area and trails.

• Hillcrest Park, 6530 185 St. Playground.

• Hunter Park, 5480 184A St. Playground, natural area and paths.

• Huntington Park, 2157 129 St. Playground and walking paths.

• Joe Brown Park, 5381 125A St. Ball diamond and natural area trails.

• Kilkee Park, 5804 Kilkee Dr. Green space and walking paths.

• Laronde Park, 1806 130 St. Sports fields, ball diamond and paths.

• Latimer Lake Park, 2786 192 St. Natural area trails.

• Maccaud Park, Kent Street between Thrift Avenue and North Bluff Road. Seniors centre, path.

• Magee Park, 6872 191 St. Playground and walking paths.

• McKenzie Park, 5888 184B St. Playground and picnic area.

• Meridian By the Sea Park, 2040 150 St. Playground, tennis courts and walking paths.

• Morgan Creek Park, 3302 156A St. Playground, sports field, tennis courts and walking paths.

• Morgan Heights Linear Park, 16151 25 Ave. Natural area, detention ponds and walking paths.

• Mud Bay Park, 13030 48 Ave.Washroom, natural area and trails.

•Newton Reservoir Park, 6275 128 St. Walking paths.

• North Cloverdale West Park, 18160 68 Ave. Sports field, ball diamond and walking paths.

• Ocean Cliff Park, 12572 20 Ave.Sports field and walking paths

• Owl Park, 6116 146 St.

• Panorama Heights Park, 6181 131A St. Walking paths.

• Panorama Park, 12863 60 Ave. Walking paths.

• Panorama Village Park,14899 57 Ave. Playground and walking paths.

• Peace Arch Elementary Park, 15877 Roper Ave. Wheelchair-accessible playground, sports fields.

• Peace Arch Park, At the Douglas (Highway 99) border crossing. Gardens, picnic areas, washrooms, horseshoe pit and walking paths.

• Pickard Park, 18880 69 Ave. Walking paths.

• Redwood Park, 17900 20 Ave. 32-hectare park with the largest stand of redwood trees north of California, walking trails, picnic areas, playground, historic treehouse.

• Semiahmoo Trail Park, 3065 Semiahmoo Trail. Natural area, trails.

•Senator Reid Park, 6115 136 St. Sports field and walking paths.

• Serpentine Fen Nature Park. 4600-block of King George Boulevard. Bird-watching towers and natural area trails.

• South Meridian Park, 16187 12 Ave. Sports fields and walking paths.

• South Surrey Athletic Park, 14600 20 Ave. Skate park, water park, bike park, picnic area, washrooms, baseball diamonds, artificial turf fields, sports fields, running track, tennis courts, beach volleyball court, walking paths.

• Southmere Village Park, 1701 Martin Dr. Detention ponds and walking paths.

• Spruce Park, 15459 19 Ave.

• Staff Park, 19333 66 Ave. Playground and walking paths.

• Sullivan Heights Park, 14426 64 Ave. Washroom, sports fields, natural area and walking paths.

• Sullivan Park, 6272 152 St. Playground, picnic area, washroom, sports field, ball diamonds, tennis courts, trails, paths.

• Summerhill Park, 13089 Summerhill Cresc. Playground, games court and walking paths.

• Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest, 2598 144 St. Second-growth forest with natural area trails.

• Sunnyside Park, 15455 26 Ave.Playground, washrooms, softball diamonds, outdoor pool, picnic areas, soccer field, tennis courts.

• Sunrise Ridge Park, 18725 58 Ave. Trails and walking paths.

• Tamanawis Park, 12601 64 Ave. Artificial turf field, games court, natural area and walking paths.

• Watson Park, 6269 180A St. Playground and walking paths.

• White Rock Promenade, Marine Drive between Maple Street and Bay Street. Wheelchair-accessible promenade, historic White Rock pier, picnic areas, panoramic view.

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