Redwood Park was created by twin brothers David and Peter Brown who lived in a tree house (the original was torn down in 1986).
Not far from the American border, located in South Surrey is a small park with some very large inhabitants. Redwood Park spans over 32 hectares of land and has been recognized as a significant natural heritage site in Canada as it encompasses thirty-two types of flora and hundreds of trees which are noted as exceptional in age, size and or species.
Redwood Park was originally owned by reclusive twin brothers David and Peter Brown (deaf since birth) who were given 40 acres of land each on their 21st birthday. The land had been logged and was treeless and instead of planting crops the brothers decided to fill their space with seeds of trees from Europe, Asia and North America. The brothers lived on the land between 1893 to 1958 until their deaths and lived in a tree house in the middle of their self-cultivated forest. The City of Surrey then purchased the land and turned it into a park for the enjoyment of the public.
Redwood Park has many interesting sights and locales within it. The Park sits high on a hillside looking southwards to the United States. Many meadows are found throughout the Park as well as a large children's playground and several covered picnic table areas. The trees themselves are some of the Parks best attraction. Giant Western Red Cedars and other evergreens can be enjoyed throughout the Park and its namesake, a grove of Giant Redwoods - the largest stand of these trees north of the 49th parallel - is located close to the entrance.
Be sure to visit the tree house (the original was torn down in 1986 but a newer, sturdier structure was built later) and explore the different trails which wind through Redwood Park - the self-guided (to print out your own map click here) arboretum trail takes visitors through the dense forests and along the meadows to see the unique species found within the Park and there is also an accessible trail and several smaller unguided trails.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Redwood ParkFrom 176th Street (Highway 15) turn east onto 20th Avenue. Turn south onto the gravel road leading into the park (during the summer it will have the Park sign) - parking is located at the end of the road.
Click the brown GEMS on the map to navigate to the other activities within this region