The City of Surrey is proposing to turn the southern bank of the Nicomekl River in South Surrey into a new riverfront park spanning a length of three km.
It will extend from Elgin Road to 40th Avenue, and includes two large park spaces at 3652 Elgin Road/14391 Crescent Road and 3600 King George Boulevard.
The so-called Nicomekl Riverfront Park is intended to create new access to the river, address sea level rise, increase the tree canopy, protect and enhance ecological areas, and balance ecology with park amenities.
There will be public art, interpretation signs, and design elements that “express histories and stories” of the area.
The municipal government says it is working with Vancouver-based design firm PFS Studio on preliminary concept design work.
A public consultation phase will begin later this month, which will eventually lead to detailed design work starting in the summer of 2019.
The creation of Nicomekl Riverfront Park is a part of the municipal government’s $357-million Parks, Recreation, and Culture strategy approved earlier this year. It calls for 29 new parks, improvements to 17 existing parks, new recreational facilities such as ice rinks and aquatic centres, and new arts and culture facilities.
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