Keery Park Flow-through Fund
This Fund will raise capital toward the development of a nature trail system to allow visitors to see the beauty of the park’s woodlands.
Keery Park was named to recognize the Keery family’s contributions to the community and is a legacy of their place in the history of the City of Surrey. The land for the park was donated by the family and so maintaining the park’s eponymous name is an important objective of creating the endowment fund. John Keery farmed in the Kensington Prairie neighborhood.
In 1914 the parkland was originally acquired as part of a land swap with the Surrey School District for the property where the Kensington Prairie Community Centre now stands. In the 1940’s, Robert Keery donated the land now known as Keery Park to the City of Surrey. Both John Keery and his son Robert served as members of Surrey City Council. Keery Park covers a total of 17 acres and is located at 188 Ave and 28th Street.
As only one acre of the property is currently cleared, the family would like to see capital raised toward the development of a nature trail system to allow visitors to see the beauty of the park’s woodlands. Other amenities and projects may be created in the future as funds are raised.
In order to properly recognize all donors for their contributions, SurreyCares Community Foundation will share your name and donation amount with the fund advisor unless you have checked the anonymous box on the donation form.
Donations to this fund will support the charity's general charitable purposes. Statements about the fund's purpose or how donations will be applied are reflective of the charity's current intent and are subject to change.
All donations to this fund will be permanently endowed.