City Profile

British Columbia
Population: 578236

  • Surrey is one of 19% of cities with a standalone biodiversity strategy.
  • With nearly 3 off-leash dog areas per 100,000 people, Surrey is just above the median.
  • Surrey is one of 70% of cities that offers a community grant program for park projects.
Data 2020


ha parkland per 1000 people

3012 ha of total parkland


of total parkland is natural area

1175 total ha


of parkland is environmentally significant/protected

59 total ha


of total city land is parkland

31640 ha of total city area


Dog parks


Community gardens/urban farms


Parkland provision goal (ha per 1000 people)

Community: 1.0 ha / 1,000
City class: 1.2 ha / 1,000
Neighbourhood: 1.2 ha / 1,000 in secondary plan areas
Nature Preserves and Habitat Corridors: 4.2 ha / 1,000
Distance to park: 10 minute walk in town centres and urban areas

Neighbourhood Enhancement Grants

Community grant program


Parks operating budget per person

$29,755,000 total¹


Total parks capital budget


Provincially legislated tools available for parkland development

5% of development site or cash-in-lieu

¹Budgets are from 2019. 2020 numbers were unavailable at time of survey as they had not yet been broken down by department.

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