It’s in the early stages, really early. But there may be an awesome new waterpark in the works for Surrey.
The Mayor of Surrey, Linda Hepner announced a potential waterpark in her annual State of the City Address last Thursday.
Hepner mentioned there are discussions underway with the Jim Pattison Development Group to create a $150-million waterpark and 400-room hotel as part of a family-centric resort. While more details regarding location have yet to be revealed, they’re looking at building it in South Surrey.
On-going Surrey Projects
Beyond the waterpark, Hepner touched on many other projects she hopes can be fast tracked for Surrey, including:
- SFU’s new Surrey Campus Expansion with the construction of the $126-million Energy Systems Environmental Building designed by Bing Thom Architects
- The Legion Veteran’s Village that will include Legion space, veterans and market housing and a centre for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder research and treatment for veterans and first responders.
- Concord Pacific Development’s 41 storey LED tower Park Boulevard project. When it’s complete, it will be Canada’s first interactive illuminated residential tower, lighting up to mark the arrivals of SkyTrain at King George Station
- Anthem Properties’ two million square feet development in City Centre which will transform King George Blvd and 102 Ave. With an innovative mixed use of seven residential, commercial, and office towers, retail shops, restaurants and vibrant urban green spaces
The 2017 Civic Construction program has $241-million budget and is going towards funding two sport and ice complexes in Surrey and Cloverdale. It will also fund a new recreation centre and library in Clayton, and a major expansion to the Surrey Museum.
In the meantime, local residents can look forward to the return of the newly renovated Splashdown Waterpark in Delta.
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