9435 - 168 Street, Surrey BC
About Bothwell Park
The size of Bothwell Park reflects the sensitive ecosystem of the area. Much of the park is an important bog and wetland habitat. The park is home to the upper waters of the Serpentine River, which flows south from Tynehead Regional Park, as well as a number of important tributaries, including Acason Creek, Bothwell Creek, Fern Creek and Kurtenacker Creek. The river and its tributaries serve as important salmon spawning grounds in the autumn months. The Tynehead Greenway in the north of the park is a good place to view the salmon.
In the Southeast of the park you'll find a baseball diamond, playground and lots of open green space with picnic tables. You'll also find a larger covered shelter for group picnics and BBQs. This part of the park is ideal for an afternoon with friends and family, with lots of open space and forested areas to explore, as well as areas to view the Serpentine River. There is a parking lot in this area, with access from 168 Street.
In the winter you'll find some a great tobogganing hill at the northwest of the park, along the Tynehead Greenway, off 164 Street between 95 Ave and 96 Ave.
There is also a playground and natural area pathways in Fern Park, to the west of Bothwell Park, at 164 Street and 94 Avenue.
Bothwell Park dates back to 1944, when the City acquired 5 hectares of land for a neighbourhood park. Since that time the City has continued to add land to Bothwell Park, which today totals an area of over 40 hectares (99 acres).