Surrey: The City of Surrey officially opened its new youth park in Cloverdale with approximately 400 youth and families in attendance. The park is one of Canada’s few covered youth parks and features an action sports plaza and bowl, a multi-purpose ball court and an outdoor social area.
“Nearly one-third of Surrey’s population is under the age of 19,” said Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts. “Building youth parks, designed with the input of youth, provides recreation space for youth to be safe, active and social, which supports the City’s commitment to building healthy communities.”
“The new Cloverdale Youth Park is Surrey’s eighth youth park,” said Councillor Linda Hepner, Chair of the Parks, Recreation & Culture Committee. “The Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan has committed to building accessible outdoor youth parks in each of our six town centres, and since its construction, it has been wonderful to see this park enthusiastically adopted by many young people in the area.”
Expanded and Redeveloped Panorama Park in West Newton was also opened to public .The opening celebration included remarks by Councillor Mary Martin, cake cutting, face painting, community displays and activities.