SURREY City Council has approved the reconstruction and improvements to the track and field area at South Surrey Athletic Park. The existing track will be removed and replaced with a new rubberized track with new lines and markings. The adjacent grass area will also be graded and shaped with new sand grown sod.
“South Surrey Athletic Park is a major sporting destination in Surrey and the track and field area is long overdue for upgrades,” said Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. “As part of the Surrey Invests program, the reconstruction and improvements will restore and revitalize this area for use for all track and field events. This latest project is proof that Council is taking every opportunity to deliver on expanding our green spaces and improving our sporting facilities for all to enjoy, train or compete.”
The $1.4 million project will also add a new hammer/discus cage and the reconstruction of the track runways and high jump area. Construction will get underway this month and the project will be completed by early September.
“Surrey is known for its exceptional sporting facilities which host numerous competitions and tournaments,” said Councillor Laurie Guerra, Chair of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee. “This project to improve and upgrade the South Surrey Athletic Park Track will benefit our local athletic clubs, individual athletes or anyone who is looking to get a brisk walk in.”
More information on the South Surrey Athletic Park Track reconstruction project can be found here.