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Parks, Recreation & Culture Strategic Plan

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We appreciate your interest in helping us shape the future of Surrey’s parks, recreation and culture! Your feedback is important to making sure we’re on the right track and to help finalize direction for the plan.

Don't forget to participate to win a $500 shopping spree to Guildford Town Centre! (review contest rules).

About the PRC Plan

Surrey is a city abundant with parks, recreational facilities, and a vibrant arts, cultural and heritage community. The Parks, Recreation & Culture (PRC) Department helps to plan and operate many of these amenities. To build on these assets, and to meet the needs of a diverse and growing community, the City is developing a new PRC Strategic Plan. The current 2008 PRC Strategic Plan expires at the end of the year.

The new PRC Strategic Plan will identify the greatest needs and opportunities for our residents. It will help determine important funding and infrastructure decisions, including where and how money should be spent. Learn more about the 10 PRC feature projects we're working on now, and share your ideas for future projects by getting involved in our upcoming events.

PRC Plan Idea Fairs

community engagement

Join us at a fun, family-friendly event to learn more and share your ideas for the future of PRC.

July 22 to July 23, 2017

PRC Plan Workshops

PRC Plan Workshop

Dive deeper into the PRC issues that matter most to you at one of the upcomming strategic workshops.

June 1 to June 8, 2017

Preliminary Feedback

In early spring, more than 2,100 people provided valuable input by completing the Survey 1 and attending workshops. Preliminary feedback from the survey suggests residents would like more walking and cycling trails, natural areas, community events, recreation/wellness programs, sports fields, fitness facilities, cultural spaces for children and youth, and local venues/studios facilities for the arts. These ideas were used to provide early direction for the plan.

Project Timeline

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  • Phase 1 - Getting Started expand
  • Phase 1 - Getting Started

    August - September 2016

    We started by assigning a project team, briefing Council committees, scheduling, hiring consultants and budgeting.

    October 2016 - February 2017

    We then got to work on an inventory of existing PRC facilities and services to benchmark current services. We also studied Surrey's population & demographic data and reviewed best practices & trends in preparation for the community engagement phase.

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  • Phase 2 - Community Engagement

    March - August 2017

    There are a variety of meaningful events and activities to get involved and help shape the new PRC Strategic Plan, including idea fairs, world cafe style workshops and online surveys. Share your ideas with us now:

    More events to come! Check back soon for more information on upcoming events or subscribe below to our eNews to stay up-to-date about engagement opportunities.

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  • Phase 3 - Developing the Plan

    August - November 2017 

    Starting in late Summer we will begin developing a draft Plan. Along the way, opportunities will be provided to review and comment on proposed reccommendations and implementation.     

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  • Phase 4 - Plan Approval

    November 2017 to March 2018

    Once we've got a working draft of the Plan, we will put on the finishing touches and present it to Council for a March 2018 approval. 



Contact Us

For more information about the project, please contact us:

Phone: 604-598-5858