Cloverdale residents asked for youth park ideas

What amenities do you think Cloverdale’s new youth park should have? The City of Surrey wants your input.

What amenities do you think Cloverdale’s new youth park should have? Skateboarding? BMX, ball hockey and basketball play surfaces – or will it need something else?

It’s time to stand up and be counted. The City of Surrey is asking residents for input on what a new Youth Park for Cloverdale should be like. The city wants to build on the success of the covered, all-weather youth park at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, which raised the bar for youth park design.

City council and staff are holding a public input session at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre May 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Residents are invited to come by to learn more about “Cloverdale’s exciting new action sports facility” and to provide input on what should be included in the design, organizers say.

The city hopes to have a working concept design by July, when the public will once again be invited to offer feedback and comments. The working concept will be unveiled July 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., during the Canada Day festival, at the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre at 64 Avenue and 176 Street.

For more information, visit www.Surrey.ca/plans-strategies/11283.aspx.

The new youth park will be located at the northeast corner of 176 Street and 62 Avenue – across from the Cloverdale Recreation Centre. The site was chosen because it’s centrally located, close to residential neighbourhoods, near an existing rec centre, and connected to bike and walking paths and near a bus stop.