City Profile
Surrey
Surrey

British Columbia
Population: 578236

  • Surrey is one of 19% of cities with a standalone biodiversity strategy.
  • With nearly 3 off-leash dog areas per 100,000 people, Surrey is just above the median.
  • Surrey is one of 70% of cities that offers a community grant program for park projects.
Data 2020

5.2

ha parkland per 1000 people

3012 ha of total parkland

39%

of total parkland is natural area

1175 total ha

2%

of parkland is environmentally significant/protected

59 total ha

10%

of total city land is parkland

31640 ha of total city area

17

Dog parks

9

Community gardens/urban farms

1-4.2

Parkland provision goal (ha per 1000 people)

Community: 1.0 ha / 1,000
City class: 1.2 ha / 1,000
Neighbourhood: 1.2 ha / 1,000 in secondary plan areas
Nature Preserves and Habitat Corridors: 4.2 ha / 1,000
Distance to park: 10 minute walk in town centres and urban areas

Neighbourhood Enhancement Grants

Community grant program

$51

Parks operating budget per person

$29,755,000 total¹

$11,496,000¹

Total parks capital budget

Yes

Provincially legislated tools available for parkland development

5% of development site or cash-in-lieu

¹Budgets are from 2019. 2020 numbers were unavailable at time of survey as they had not yet been broken down by department.

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