SURREY Mayor Doug McCallum and members of Surrey Council on Wednesday celebrated the opening of Edgewood Park, the City’s newest neighbourhood park, situated on 165 Street in South Surrey.
Edgewood Park features a multi-tiered playground with an unprescribed play circuit, zip line, multi-sports court, and ping pong tables.
“Investing in neighbourhood parks, like Edgewood Park, helps support our vision of being a thriving, green and inclusive community,” said McCallum. “By giving residents access to more green spaces, social spaces and active spaces, we are investing in the wellbeing of our residents. This new park is just one project under our Surrey Invests program, a series of capital and improvement projects that will improve the lives of hard-working, middle-class families across our city.”
Edgewood Park’s playground includes accessibility play which features a roller table, a universal spinner, a dish swing and wide slide. Many of these elements encourage co-operative play that engages one or multiple children. Edgewood Park’s multi-sports courts accommodate both basketball and hockey.
Residents can also enjoy a grassy field, walking loop, a wildlife corridor and pollinator garden providing an opportunity for park users to learn about the City’s biodiversity. Native species were chosen for diversity, character, and drought-tolerance.
“Just as the city invests in its roadways and transportation networks, ensuring that we advance our green infrastructure is top of mind for City Council,” said Councillor Laurie Guerra, Chair of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee. “Today’s park opening demonstrates the City’s commitment to provide high quality parks and facilities, so that every Surrey resident has an opportunity to enjoy nature and recreation close to home.”
For more information on the design and community engagement of the park go to surrey.ca/parks to learn more about the other major capital investments approved by City Council as part of the Five-Year Financial Plan.