SURREY, B.C. — Shovels are in the ground for a new nature trail in Surrey.
Construction has begun for a new 500 metre nature trail in Keery Park. The trail will give the surrounding community walking access to enjoy sections of forest and natural areas of the park. With a late fall completion, the project is being funded in part by a $25,000 contribution from the Keery family through the SurreyCares Community Foundation.
Keery Park is situated on the western edge of Campbell Heights. Its name stems from John Keery who served on municipal council for 20 years between 1894 and 1928. In 2021 the Keery family established a fund through the SurreyCares Community Foundation to contribute towards amenities including building a loop trail through the natural area of the park.
The City of Surrey manages over 800 parks. More than 200 parks have active amenities such as sports fields, sport courts, playgrounds, community gardens or picnic areas and over 600 parks protect natural areas, open space, and biodiversity as part of the larger green infrastructure network.