Recreation & Culture

The Recreation and Culture Department helps foster a healthy and vibrant community through programs, activities, and events aimed at:

  • Improving the fitness and wellness of residents, and
  • Creating a sense of community identity, belonging, pride, and spirit

Working with a variety of community partners, a wide range of high-quality sport, recreational, arts and culture services are provided. Services are delivered by skilled instructors in clean and safe facilities, and include:

  • Quality Community Recreation programs for children, adults, and seniors living in the White Rock / South Surrey communities
  • The Centennial Park Leisure Centre and Arena, Kent Street Activity Centre, White Rock Community Centre, the Horst & Emmy Werner Centre for Active Living, and The Landmark Pop-Up Town Gallery
  • Outdoor sports venues and parks
  •  Meeting rooms and special events facilities available for rent
  • Production of seasonal recreation guides, as well as marketing and communication tools to promote recreation and culture programs, activities, and events
  • Representation of the City on various multi-disciplinary community committees for sport, health, arts and culture, heritage, tourism, filming, children, youth, adults and seniors
  • The coordination of commercial filming in White Rock
  • Organization of community special events held on City property
  • Management and support of volunteers at facilities and special events
  • Communicating with Fraser Valley Regional Library for services provided at the White Rock Library
  • Coordinating with White Rock Museum and Archives in support of heritage programs, events, and services
  • Liaising with Tourism White Rock for visitor services and destination marketing services to enhance tourism in White Rock