Volume 1 - Winter 2008

Clayton Village Parks

by Adrienne Dyer

The community of East Clayton – with Clayton Village at its centre – is coming alive with parks, schools, shops, and high-quality housing opportunities for families of all ages, sizes, and lifestyles. Designed as a close-knit community within walking distance of everything, it’s a great place to live.

“East Clayton features wide sidewalks that encourage walking with several lovely little pocket parks as destinations,” says Tiina Mack of the City of Surrey’s Park Planning and Development department. Surrey Parks is currently working on an educational pond site, next to the new Clayton Centre Area Elementary School, scheduled to open in September 2009. The pond site, just a short walk from both Heritance and Compass, will include a wetland with viewing platforms, a boardwalk, a toddler playground, and interpretive areas demonstrating water’s crucial role in the ecosystem.

Even East Clayton’s dogs will have a special park to play in. The new Cloverdale Dog Off-Leash Park, situated near Compass and scheduled to open early next spring, will have designated areas for small and large dogs and will provide a fun meeting place for the many dog-owners and dog-lovers nearby. With so much to recommend East Clayton, it’s easy to imagine spending all the stages of your life in one community. As Mack says, “This is turning out to be a wonderful neighbourhood.”

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