Redwood Park Arboretum, Surrey

Redwood Park in Surrey, British Columbia was named for the Redwood Grove which was planted within it by twin brothers David and Peter Brown who were early pioneers in the area. A tree house has been built in the park - not unlike the one they used for a home - as a reminder of their contributions to Redwood Park. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

Redwood Park was created by twin brothers David and Peter Brown who lived in a tree house (the original was torn down in 1986).

STATS

Type:

Park

Season:

All Seasons

Weather:

All Weather

Time:

2 hours

Cost:

Free

What to bring:

Camera, Binoculars, Sense of Curiosity, Hiking Boots, Bird Book, Plant Identification Book, Blanket

Redwood Park, named for its grove of Giant Redwoods, is a small Park in South Surrey. Created by twin brothers David and Peter Brown, the Park has 32 unique species of trees from seeds from Europe, Asia and North America such as types of Walnut, Elm, Cedar, Maple, Fir, Oak, Cypress, Birch and Sequoia. Its quiet locale overlooking the valley offers washrooms, a children's playground and picnic facilities and is considered one of Surrey's most beautiful green spaces.

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.

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Redwood Park in Surrey, British Columbia encompasses over 32 hectares of land and is considered a natural heritage site as it has several unique species from around the World planted by twin brothers David and Peter Brown who once lived in a tree house on the Park's property.
There are hundreds of exotic and rare trees to be seen at Redwood Park in Surrey, British Columbia - all which were acquired and planted by twin brothers David and Peter Brown who planted them over a century ago. Visitors can marvel at the tall trees along the different trails that wind throughout the Park.
Visitors to Redwood Park in Surrey, British Columbia can see trees which were planted by David and Peter Brown that are now considered exceptional in size, age and/or species as declared by the City of Surrey Heritage Advisory Committee which recognize the natural importance of several species of flora in the Park.
The namesake of Redwood Park in Surrey, British Columbia is small grove of Giant Redwoods - the largest stand north of the 49th parallel. The Park contains thirty-two distinct species, most of them evergreens, which come from Europe, Asia and North America.


Location of Redwood Park

Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Redwood Park

From 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.


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