Nature Trails Brochure Flipbook

Hazelnut Meadows Community Park This park owes its name to the grove of hazelnut trees located in the grassy field near 142 Street, a remnant of an orchard planted by settler James Marsh in the early 1900s. Early timber operators logged this area, like much of Surrey, up until the 1930s. Replanting activities historically focused on the “Big Three” trees of the Pacific Northwest – Western redcedar, Douglas-fir and Western hemlock. These evergreen trees once blanketed all of Surrey. Bigleaf maples, whose trunks are often covered in moss and other plants, are another prominent tree in the park. You’ll also find an open meadow with willow and oak trees – a perfect place for a picnic. Looking for a quick escape into nature but are limited on time? Hazelnut Meadows Community Park is a great choice – the 1.6 km of nature trails take about 30 minutes to walk. In the southwest portion of the park you’ll find the playgrounds, basketball and ball hockey courts, a community garden, and multiple picnic shelters. Bring your friends and family out to play. In recent years, students and volunteers have been actively removing invasive plants and planting native trees and shrubs to take their place. These stewardship efforts have helped to restore forest habitat in the park. Can you see any evidence of their work? Contact Stewardship@surrey.ca to get involved.

14069 – 68 Avenue

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69 AVE

142 ST

142 ST

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HazelnutTrees

Georges Vanier

Elementary School

141 ST

Community Garden

140A ST

Basketball Court

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140 ST

140 ST

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