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Surrey celebrates new park infrastructure

Surrey celebrates new park infrastructure
CITY OF SURREY — Crews work on Edgewood Park in Surrey, B.C. The park is now open to the public.

SURREY, B.C.– Surrey residents now have a new park to explore.

City officials announced Edgewood Park is officially open to the public. The park is 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 Mayor Doug McCallum in a statement. “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. A release from the city explained 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 utilize the park’s grassy field, walking loop, a wildlife corridor and pollinator garden providing an opportunity for park users to learn about the area’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.

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