Back in the mid 90s, what is now called Metro Vancouver began buying up marsh, bog and abandoned farm land along a stretch of the Fraser River in Surrey a little east of the Port Mann Bridge. Eventually they got all the flatland lying north of the Fraser Heights neighbourhood that was bounded by a rail line, close to one thousand acres in all. They called it a park - Surrey Bend Regional Park. But few people knew about it, and it seems those that did, kept that info to themselves. It helped that the train tracks and a moat-like ditch limited access. But it's really quite easy to get into.
It's going to become even easier as various park facilities get built in the next while. But I decided to see what I looks like now and ask the people who currently use it what they think about the changes that are coming. Surrey Bend