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Picnics & BBQs

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As the COVID-19 panedemic continues, the health and safety of residents is our top priority. City of Surrey parks and beaches remain open, but all users must keep 2 metres of physical distance from each other and avoid gatherings to minimize the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission.

Are you looking to host a company picnic or family BBQ in a Surrey park? Find out the steps required to host a picnic in a City of Surrey Park.

Less than 100 people

You can have a picnic or BBQ on a first-come, first-serve basis without notifying the City of Surrey if:

  • your event is private
  • you have less than 100 people
  • you are not hiring anyone to provide a service at your event

Between 100 and 250 people

You can host a private, larger-scale picnic or BBQ in a Surrey park on a first-come, first-serve basis but you must first notify the City of Surrey of your event as an approval letter may be required. Contact Parks at 604-501-5050 or Please note that due to a large number of park use inquiries, staff response time is currently about 7 days. Thank you for your patience.

If your event is open to the public, will host more than 250 people, and/or you are hiring someone to provide a service or activity at your event, please refer to the Host an Event in a Park guidelines.

Picnic Shelters Guidelines

Picnic shelters are available in the following parks on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is recommended that you provide your own water and power source as needed when you use a park shelter.

Picnic Shelters in Surrey

Parks with shelters are organized below according to town centre.

Park Town Centre # of Shelters Location Details

32B - Utility Row

(9409 140 Street)

North Surrey 1 Located on the west side of the park off 93A Avenue
Bear Creek Park North Surrey 7

2 located east of the playground

2 located west of 140 Street parking lot

2 located northwest of the running track

1 located southeast of the pavilion

Bridgeview Park North Surrey 1 Located east of the tennis courts
Hawthorne Park North Surrey 8 Located in the main park area beside the playground and water spray park, north of the new bioswale and pond
Robertson Drive Park North Surrey 2 Located on paved area north of the playground
A.H.P. Matthew Park City Centre 2 Located southwest of the playground
Erma Stephenson Park Guildford 1 Located southeast of the softball diamond north of 109 Avenue
Port Kells Park Guildford 1 Located south of the parking lot
Chimney Heights Park Newton 1 Located west of the soccer fields off 146 Street
Dominion Park Newton 3

2 located north of the playground

1 located west of the playground
Hazelnut Meadows Community Park Newton 2 Located east of the 140 Street parking lot
Kabaddi Park Newton 1 Located adjacent to the washrooms
Newton Athletic Park Newton 3

1 located east of the washroom

2 located northwest of the north parking lot
Serpentine Dog Off-Leash Park Newton 1 Located in the gravel entrance area off 76 Avenue
Sullivan Park Newton 1 Located east of the tennis courts
T.E. Scott Park Newton 2 Located northwest of the playground off 148 Street
Tamanawis Park Newton 3 Located north of parking lot between the baseball and field hockey fields
Unwin Park Newton 3 Located east of the parking lot off 68 Avenue
West Newton Community Park Newton 1 Located northwest of the cricket field
Clayton Park Cloverdale 1 Located south of the tennis courts
Cloverdale Athletic Park Cloverdale 3 Located north of the spray park
Enver Creek Park Fleetwood 4 Located on the west side of the park off 146 Street
Fleetwood Park Fleetwood 4

1 located west of the garden

3 located west of the playground
Freedom Dog-Off-Leash Park Fleetwood 1 Located in the grassy area east of the parking lot
Blackie Spit Park South Surrey 1 Located in the dog-off-leash area
Crescent Park South Surrey 2 Located at the north end of the meadow, north of the playground
Dogwood Park South Surrey 1 Located north of the parking lot in the dog-off-leash area
Elgin Heritage Park South Surrey 4

1 located west of the boat launch

1 located east of the boat launch

2 located in the west section of park
Redwood Park South Surrey 4

3 located south of the playground

1 located north of the playground
South Surrey Athletic Park South Surrey 2

1 located at the bike park

1 located at the playground

For more ideas on how to enjoy Surrey parks, visit our Things to do in a Park page.

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