Cloverdale will soon be home to a new covered youth park. Council made the decision at last night’s meeting, in order to create new sporting opportunities in the growing community.
“The new Cloverdale youth park will be similar to the very popular facility that opened this year at the Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre in City Centre. It will be an accessible and free recreation area which can be used rain or shine. The City will now reach out to youth in Surrey to help with the planning process, including finding the most suitable location,” says Mayor Dianne Watts. She adds, the project is part of the Build Surrey program, a plan that is seeing new park, recreation and civic facilities being built in each of the town centres.
About 16,000 people have moved to Cloverdale since 2005, including many families with children and youth. Due to the rapid growth, the existing youth park cannot accommodate the increase in demand.
“The City is committed to making Surrey a great place for children and youth to live, learn and play. This new facility will help us continue to build active, healthy communities,” says Councillor Mary Martin, Chair of the City’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee.
Staff will now begin planning and design work, and will also reach out to senior levels of government to pursue grant or funding partnerships.