Surrey, BC – Surrey City Council celebrated the opening of a resurfaced athletics track and new artificial turf pitch at South Surrey Athletic Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday.
“The revitalized athletics track will serve our residents and local sports clubs for years to come, and the new artificial turf pitch brings Surrey’s inventory of artificial turf pitches to 16,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “The Capital Plot Tax directly funds these projects and more than 20 others under the ‘Surrey Invests’ capital program. I thank the many community partners who contributed over $60,000 to help improve this project at South Surrey Athletic Park.
The project includes a new track surface, a practice pitching cage, improved athletics facilities and the addition of a new turf field to the City’s growing inventory of athletic facilities.
The City thanks the many partners who contributed to this project, including Tire Stewardship BC, Peace Arch Peninsula Rotary Club, Peace Arch Hospital Foundation, Corix Utilities, SurreyCares and Ocean Athletics.
South Surrey Athletic Park is home to various sporting communities and hosts local, regional, provincial and international tournaments. Athletics facilities and artificial turf pitches are essential sporting features for many of these user groups and community members, providing opportunities ranging from casual active recreation to competitive play.
Later this summer, the walking tracks at Newton Athletic Park and Kabaddi Park will be completed and, in the coming months, the new Bear Creek Stadium will open.
Find out more about the ‘Surrey Invests’ capital program here.