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Shirley Goodwin stands at the southwest entrance to Holland Park, across the street from the house where she has lived since 1964. Over the years Goodwin has watched the park develop into a gathering place for large festivals and concerts. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

SURREY NOW & THEN: Once well forested, Holland Park now filled with summer concerts, festivals

‘The park is being used as a venue for a lot of things it shouldn’t be used for,’ longtime resident laments

 

White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker joined Kiana Sahota, 14, for the ribbon cutting on the newly-redeveloped Emerson Park playground. Contributed photo

Refurbished playground reopens in White Rock

City heeded call for upgraded Emerson Park facility

 

A Yellowstone National Park ranger is seen standing near a road wiped out by flooding along the Gardner River the week before, near Gardiner, Mont., June 19, 2022. Park officials said they hope to open most of the park within two weeks after it was shuttered in the wake of the floods. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

Crowds flock to Yellowstone as park reopens after floods

Wildlife-rich northern half of the park will remain shuttered until at least early July

 

In this photo provided by the National Park Service, is high water in the Gardiner River along the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Montana, that washed out part of a road on Monday, June 13, 2022. (National Park Service via AP)

Yellowstone flooding sweeps away bridge, washes out roads

Flooding hits after what park officials are calling ‘unprecedented rains’

In this photo provided by the National Park Service, is high water in the Gardiner River along the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Montana, that washed out part of a road on Monday, June 13, 2022. (National Park Service via AP)
Inouye family members at Surrey’s new Inouye Park, 8985 Queen Mary Blvd. Pictured from left are Tami Gunn, Chris Inouye, Barry Inouye (holding dog Sasha), Rob Inouye and Holly Inouye. Tami, Barry, Rob and Holly are grandchildren of Surrey pioneer Zennosuke Inouye, for whom the park is named. (Photo: facebook.com/TheCityofSurrey)

SURREY NOW & THEN: New Inouye Park honours WWI vet who fought to have his land returned

Four grandchildren of Zennosuke Inouye visit Cedar Hills-area park dedicated to the Surrey pioneer

Inouye family members at Surrey’s new Inouye Park, 8985 Queen Mary Blvd. Pictured from left are Tami Gunn, Chris Inouye, Barry Inouye (holding dog Sasha), Rob Inouye and Holly Inouye. Tami, Barry, Rob and Holly are grandchildren of Surrey pioneer Zennosuke Inouye, for whom the park is named. (Photo: facebook.com/TheCityofSurrey)
A fossil is shown at the Burgess Shale near Field, B.C. in this August 2012 photo. The Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. A Quebec resident has been fined $20,000 for taking 45 fossils from three national parks in the Rocky Mountains, including the internationally known fossil site. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel

Parks Canada recovers 45 fossils stolen from Burgess Shale, levies $20,000 fine

Suspect pleaded guilty to two charges in a Cranbrook, B.C., court last month

A fossil is shown at the Burgess Shale near Field, B.C. in this August 2012 photo. The Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. A Quebec resident has been fined $20,000 for taking 45 fossils from three national parks in the Rocky Mountains, including the internationally known fossil site. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel
On Monday, April 25, 2022, Delta council gave first, second and third reading to a bylaw allowing liquor to be consumed in designated areas within select City of Delta parks from June through September. Sunstone Park (pictured), however, is not one of them. (James Smith photo)

Alcohol consumption zones coming to three Delta parks

Program to run at North Delta Community Park, Memorial Park and Diefenbaker Park June 1 to Sept. 30

On Monday, April 25, 2022, Delta council gave first, second and third reading to a bylaw allowing liquor to be consumed in designated areas within select City of Delta parks from June through September. Sunstone Park (pictured), however, is not one of them. (James Smith photo)
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Park rangers man the Beach Road exit off of Highway 99 Friday, following the June 18, 2020 closure of Peace Arch Provincial Park. (Tracy Holmes file photo)

‘Significant concerns’ for SFN as reopening of Peace Arch Park inches closer

Reinstating public access depends on lifting of all federal COVID-19 border restrictions: ministry

Park rangers man the Beach Road exit off of Highway 99 Friday, following the June 18, 2020 closure of Peace Arch Provincial Park. (Tracy Holmes file photo)
The province is appealing a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that determined sheltering is not allowed in Beacon Hill Park under the terms of an 1882 trust. It filed its notice of appeal March 23. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province appeals court ruling against sheltering in Victoria’s signature park

Beacon Hill Park decision raises questions for other B.C. parks with trusts, attorney general says

The province is appealing a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that determined sheltering is not allowed in Beacon Hill Park under the terms of an 1882 trust. It filed its notice of appeal March 23. (Black Press Media file photo)
A celebration for a couple making a lifelong commitment to each other led to revellers being asked to make a lifelong commitment to environmental stewardship. (pixabay photo)

Unsanctioned Gulf Island wedding leads to restorative justice

Sensitive habitat mowed and trampled, revellers asked to commit to “lifelong stewardship’

A celebration for a couple making a lifelong commitment to each other led to revellers being asked to make a lifelong commitment to environmental stewardship. (pixabay photo)
Surrey council gave the nod to the Redwood Heights Neighbourhood Concept Plan in May 2020. This week, council approved acquisition of a 9.3-acre site in the 17800-block of 24 Avenue for parkland use. (City of Surrey image)

Surrey buys 9.3-acre site for Redwood Heights parkland

Purchase will protect significant biodiversity corridor: mayor

Surrey council gave the nod to the Redwood Heights Neighbourhood Concept Plan in May 2020. This week, council approved acquisition of a 9.3-acre site in the 17800-block of 24 Avenue for parkland use. (City of Surrey image)
Construction is underway as the City of White Rock works to upgrade the playground at Emerson Park. (City of White Rock photo)

White Rock’s Emerson Park playground upgrade underway

New playground equipment, landscaping and irrigation improvements scheduled

  • Mar 6, 2022
Construction is underway as the City of White Rock works to upgrade the playground at Emerson Park. (City of White Rock photo)
The City of White Rock announced it will reopen the stairs and trails at Ruth Johnson Park and Centennial Trails on Friday, March 4. The area had been closed to the public for more than two years after heavy rainfall in January 2020 led to a significant landslide. (City of White Rock photo)

White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park, Centennial Trails to reopen Friday, March 4

Stairs and trail system closed after being washed out by a landslide in January 2020

The City of White Rock announced it will reopen the stairs and trails at Ruth Johnson Park and Centennial Trails on Friday, March 4. The area had been closed to the public for more than two years after heavy rainfall in January 2020 led to a significant landslide. (City of White Rock photo)
A Surrey councillor is calling on the city to empty overflowing trash bins in local parks. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Best unburden the bins, Surrey

People using local parks must also do their part by not trying to chuck more trash into overflowing bins

  • Feb 23, 2022
A Surrey councillor is calling on the city to empty overflowing trash bins in local parks. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
The City of Surrey has approved a biodiversity preserve park for 200 acres in Campbell Heights. (City of Surrey photo)

Surrey council approves biodiversity preserve park in Campbell Heights

South Surrey land contains 200 acres of ‘riparian ecosystems, mixed forests, grassy meadows’

The City of Surrey has approved a biodiversity preserve park for 200 acres in Campbell Heights. (City of Surrey photo)
The concept plan for park “58B” in Clayton is seen in this image from the City of Surrey. The city recently announced the park will be called Salmonberry Park. (Screenshot via City of Surrey)

Name chosen for park in Clayton Heights

City of Surrey settles on ‘Salmonberry Park’ for name of greenspace on 191 Street and 72 Avenue

The concept plan for park “58B” in Clayton is seen in this image from the City of Surrey. The city recently announced the park will be called Salmonberry Park. (Screenshot via City of Surrey)
South Surrey’s Edgewood Park has been recognized for its pollinator meadow. (City of Surrey photo)

South Surrey’s Edgewood Park recognized for pollinator meadow

City receives ‘Greener Greenspace’ award from Society of Organic Urban Lawn Care

South Surrey’s Edgewood Park has been recognized for its pollinator meadow. (City of Surrey photo)
Paul Orazietti stands in Hawthorne Square. He said changes are coming to square, including signage and storyboards. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Changes coming to Hawthorne Square

Signage and storyboards to be installed

Paul Orazietti stands in Hawthorne Square. He said changes are coming to square, including signage and storyboards. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
From left: SurreyCares Community Foundation’s Coral Henshaw and John Lawson, Coun. Brenda Locke, Mayor Doug McCallum, Marilyn Buchannon (Keery family representative), Coun. Doug Elford, and Coun. Laurie Guerra at the Oct. 19, 2021 groundbreaking of the Keery Park loop trail in Campbell Heights. (City of Surrey photo)
From left: SurreyCares Community Foundation’s Coral Henshaw and John Lawson, Coun. Brenda Locke, Mayor Doug McCallum, Marilyn Buchannon (Keery family representative), Coun. Doug Elford, and Coun. Laurie Guerra at the Oct. 19, 2021 groundbreaking of the Keery Park loop trail in Campbell Heights. (City of Surrey photo)

PHOTOS: Trail enhancements for historical South Surrey park launched

City, family officials celebrate Keery Park

From left: SurreyCares Community Foundation’s Coral Henshaw and John Lawson, Coun. Brenda Locke, Mayor Doug McCallum, Marilyn Buchannon (Keery family representative), Coun. Doug Elford, and Coun. Laurie Guerra at the Oct. 19, 2021 groundbreaking of the Keery Park loop trail in Campbell Heights. (City of Surrey photo)
From left: SurreyCares Community Foundation’s Coral Henshaw and John Lawson, Coun. Brenda Locke, Mayor Doug McCallum, Marilyn Buchannon (Keery family representative), Coun. Doug Elford, and Coun. Laurie Guerra at the Oct. 19, 2021 groundbreaking of the Keery Park loop trail in Campbell Heights. (City of Surrey photo)