parks

The City of Surrey has acquired two sites in Crescent Beach for parkland, adjacent to the Holy Cross Catholic Church. (Google Streetview image)

Council approves parkland purchase in South Surrey

Three sites added to city’s greenspace inventory

 

Delta council voted on Monday, April 26 to allow drinking at three parks as part of a pilot project set to run June 1 to Sept. 30, 2021. (James Smith photo)

Alcohol to be allowed in some Delta parks this summer

Pilot to run at North Delta Community Park, Memorial Park and Diefenbaker Park June 1 to Sept. 30

 

Map showing the proposed “alcohol allowed zone” at North Delta’s Sunstone Park. (City of Delta image)

Council to vote on allowing alcohol in some Delta parks this summer

Pilot based on successful program in Port Coquitlam last summer which became permanent in February

 

Outdoor pools in North Delta (pictured) and Ladner will reopen for free public swimming on weekends beginning Saturday, May 22, 2021. Weekday sessions will start on Monday, July 5, and cost $3 admission. (City of Delta/Twitter photo)

Delta’s outdoor pools to reopen in May, with fees on weekdays starting in July

Reinstated fees aim to reduce no-shows for pre-booked swim times

Outdoor pools in North Delta (pictured) and Ladner will reopen for free public swimming on weekends beginning Saturday, May 22, 2021. Weekday sessions will start on Monday, July 5, and cost $3 admission. (City of Delta/Twitter photo)
City of White Rock council left open the possibility of building pickleball courts in Maccaud Park, which is located near 1475 Kent St. Coun. Scott Kristjanson says pickleball courts would address the need for recreational opportunities on the east side of White Rock as well as address drainage problems in the south section (pictured) of the park. (Google image)

Council divided on pickleball courts in White Rock’s Maccaud Park

Councillors leave open possibility of building courts to address recreation needs, drainage issues

City of White Rock council left open the possibility of building pickleball courts in Maccaud Park, which is located near 1475 Kent St. Coun. Scott Kristjanson says pickleball courts would address the need for recreational opportunities on the east side of White Rock as well as address drainage problems in the south section (pictured) of the park. (Google image)
In 1980, the City of White Rock erected a cairn where Renee Maccaud-Nelson (right) used to lived in Maccaud Park. (Aaron Hinks photo/White Rock Museum and Archives photo)

Pickleball in White Rock park would be ‘terrible offence’ to Maccaud’s memory: former councillor

Vin Coyne says deal to keep green space passive was a ‘gentlemen’s agreement with a great lady’

In 1980, the City of White Rock erected a cairn where Renee Maccaud-Nelson (right) used to lived in Maccaud Park. (Aaron Hinks photo/White Rock Museum and Archives photo)
The City of Surrey is currently working through the initial phase for a park that’ll be built at 72 Avenue and 191 Street in Clayton. (Image via City of Surrey)

City of Surrey wants Clayton residents to provide input on new park

City asking for ideas on naming the park, park amenities, and more

The City of Surrey is currently working through the initial phase for a park that’ll be built at 72 Avenue and 191 Street in Clayton. (Image via City of Surrey)
A view of Surrey's new modular park washroom in a photo posted to archdaily.com.

‘Playful, durable, safe’: Surrey’s new park washroom design splashed on architecture website

Vancouver firm contracted to create prototype now installed at two parks, with two more in the works

A view of Surrey's new modular park washroom in a photo posted to archdaily.com.
Where the Dude Chilling Park sign used to live. (Cara McKenna/Twitter)

Famous Dude Chilling Park sign stolen again in East Vancouver

The Parks Board will replace the apparently popular sign for at least the third time

Where the Dude Chilling Park sign used to live. (Cara McKenna/Twitter)
A ditch marks the Canada-U.S. border and separates people walking on the road, right, in Surrey, British Columbia, and those gathered at Peace Arch Historical State Park, left, in Blaine, Wash., Sunday, July 5, 2020. Although the B.C. government closed the Canadian side of the park in June due to concerns about crowding and COVID-19, people are still able to meet in the U.S. park due to a treaty signed in 1814 that allows citizens of Canada and the U.S. to unite in the park without technically crossing any border. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

B.C. premier says calling for closure of Peace Arch State Park a federal responsibility

Horgan said he would ‘take action’ if Canada-U.S. border park is flagged as problem by PHO

A ditch marks the Canada-U.S. border and separates people walking on the road, right, in Surrey, British Columbia, and those gathered at Peace Arch Historical State Park, left, in Blaine, Wash., Sunday, July 5, 2020. Although the B.C. government closed the Canadian side of the park in June due to concerns about crowding and COVID-19, people are still able to meet in the U.S. park due to a treaty signed in 1814 that allows citizens of Canada and the U.S. to unite in the park without technically crossing any border. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
The City of Surrey is currently working through the initial phase for a park that’ll be built at 72 Avenue and 191 Street in Clayton. (Image via City of Surrey)

New park to be built in Clayton Heights

City of Surrey asking for feedback from Clayton residents

The City of Surrey is currently working through the initial phase for a park that’ll be built at 72 Avenue and 191 Street in Clayton. (Image via City of Surrey)
Former park warden George Mercer has turned to writing fiction since his retirement and move to Vancouver Island. Photograph by Lia Crowe

Into The Wild With Writer George Mercer

A passion for parks sets the backdrop for novel series

  • Jan 6, 2021
Former park warden George Mercer has turned to writing fiction since his retirement and move to Vancouver Island. Photograph by Lia Crowe
There are dozens of great hikes in the Lower Mainland, including a day trip to Barrier Lake. Keep going for an even more beautiful view at Garibaldi Lake. (Photo: Amy Attas)

Great Hikes Around the Lower Mainland

5 unforgettable trails to try, all just a short drive from Vancouver

  • Dec 22, 2020
There are dozens of great hikes in the Lower Mainland, including a day trip to Barrier Lake. Keep going for an even more beautiful view at Garibaldi Lake. (Photo: Amy Attas)
Dogs in a photo posted to surrey.ca.

New dog off-leash area pitched for Surrey park that’s home to an equestrian facility

Currently, there are 17 dog off-leash parks in the city

Dogs in a photo posted to surrey.ca.
Sav Dhaliwal, Chair, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Metro announces 56 hectares of new park land in Pitt Meadows

Plans to ‘create a vast and stunning park complex’

Sav Dhaliwal, Chair, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Lavington resident Dave Pope chained himself to a tree in the park across from the local elementary school Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in protest against use of park space for the construction of a child care facility. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)                                Lavington resident Dave Pope chained himself to a tree in the park across from the local elementary school Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in protest against use of park space for the construction of a child care facility. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

North Okanagan man chains himself to tree in protest of construction

Crews began work clearing space for a new facility Thursday, Aug. 6

Lavington resident Dave Pope chained himself to a tree in the park across from the local elementary school Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in protest against use of park space for the construction of a child care facility. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)                                Lavington resident Dave Pope chained himself to a tree in the park across from the local elementary school Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in protest against use of park space for the construction of a child care facility. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Joffre Lakes Provincial Park.. (Black Press Media files)

BC Parks considering a day-use pass system for popular locations to avoid overcrowding

Although some parks have reopened, B.C.’s busiest parks have remained shut

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park.. (Black Press Media files)
Calla Oxley and her son Wade stand on their neighbours property, which backs on to Bayview Woods Park. Oxley says her son sustained an allergic reaction after playing in the tall grass. (Aaron Hinks photo)

South Surrey mom frustrated by city’s response after son, 10, has severe reaction to park grass 

City of Surrey parks manager says ‘potential steps’ to address concern under review

Calla Oxley and her son Wade stand on their neighbours property, which backs on to Bayview Woods Park. Oxley says her son sustained an allergic reaction after playing in the tall grass. (Aaron Hinks photo)
(Facebook photo/Strathcona Provincial Park)

Campers can get one site for the price of two in BC Parks this summer

B.C. campers disgruntled by full rates being charged for half-capacity double campsites

(Facebook photo/Strathcona Provincial Park)
Overnight camping will be allowed as of June 1 in provincial parks such as Saysutshun Newcastle Island in Nanaimo. Provincial parks opened for hiking and other day uses May 14 after being closed since April 8. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. residents can now reserve a provincial campsite for a stay starting June 1

Campsite reservations will only be available to British Columbians

Overnight camping will be allowed as of June 1 in provincial parks such as Saysutshun Newcastle Island in Nanaimo. Provincial parks opened for hiking and other day uses May 14 after being closed since April 8. (News Bulletin file photo)