Surrey, also known as the ‘city of parks’ is adding a new destination to its growing list of outdoor spaces.
The city is currently acquiring a few new pieces of parkland that will eventually form a 3km riverfront connection. The properties are situated on the south side of the Nicomekl River in South Surrey, and will help complete the new Nicomekl Riverfront Park.
Nicomekl Riverfront Park
According to the City of Surrey, the new park will combine environmental, cultural, art, heritage, recreation and social spaces.
The 3km linear park will extend from Elgin Rd to 40th Ave and includes two large park spaces located at 3652 Elgin Road/14391 Crescent Road and 3600 King George Boulevard.
As one of the longest parks in Surrey, the Nicomekl Riverfront Park will express histories and stories through public art, interpretation, materials, and design elements throughout.
In addition, it will create access to the river and address sea level rise.
Planning and engagement is currently in progress and is expected to be completed by Summer 2019. Park construction may not begin until at least 2020.
In the meantime, the public is invited to share feedback during open houses.
Open house #1 will take place on September 24, 2018, 6-9pm, at the South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre. Open house #2 will take place sometime in February, 2019.