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Hawthorne Rotary Park

water playground at hawthorne park

City parks are open for casual use. Please follow all posted signage and keep your guard up to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Stay home when sick, stay 2 metres apart, and consider wearing a mask in crowded places. 

The new water spray park and washroom/changerooms are now open!



10503 - 144 Street, Surrey BC

Park Improvements

In addition to the 105 Avenue Connector and Hawthorne Park Improvements project completed in spring 2019, the City is working on further improvements to Hawthorne Rotary Park. For a quick glimpse of what's to come, see the Overall Park Improvement Plan.

The follow amenities are now open:

  • Picnic shelter
  • Picnic tables
  • Gardens
  • Nature trails
  • Main parking lot
  • Washroom and change room building
  • Water park
  • Playground

About Hawthorne Rotary Park

Hawthorne Rotary Park is located between Guildford and Whalley, and has a large playground and water park. A number of picnic tables and open spaces as well as washrooms and changing rooms make it a great spot for family outings. Nature trails meander through the park's forests.

Within the park you'll find the beautiful Hawthorne Gardens that feature a variety of mature rhododendrons, as well as a number of walking paths and benches to enjoy the surroundings.

The forests consist mostly of Paper Birch, Red Alder and Black Cottonwood. The trunks of these deciduous trees show differences in colour and texture of the bark. For example, the Paper Birch, also called White Birch, has thin bark that is white to reddish brown in colour, peels easily and is used by native peoples for baskets and containers. The bark of Red Alder is usually smooth and light grey with white blotches which are actually lichens. The bark of Black Cottonwood is green and smooth when the tree is young. It becomes grey and furrowed as the tree gets older.

More Information

For general park information, email

Photo Credit: Scarlet Black