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Don't forget! The Ocean Park Beautification Committee presents "The Value of Trees" Presentation at the OP Hall this thursday at 7:30pm. Our speakers include City of Surrey staff who will present and answer questions. Come out and find out how you can help preserve the beauty and heritage of Ocean Park. ... See MoreSee Less

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One of our finest establishments is hiring! ... See MoreSee Less

[EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES] Due to our community's ever growing support we have new positions available for servers and cooks. We offer flexible hours, extended health & dental benefits, and competitiv...

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The Orchard keeps getting more beautiful! 👌🏻 ... See MoreSee Less

Another new sign! Thank you City of Surrey, the Honeybee Centre, Sources, and the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation for supporting our bee garden!

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Sip and Shop in Ocean Park on August 24th! :) ... See MoreSee Less

🛍Sip n' Shop! A Girls Night Out! 🌸THURSDAY AUGUST 24th🌸 Enjoy a fun night of shopping in Ocean Park Village, finishing off with a wine pairing in our store! Space limited to 10 people per st...

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August 17 Mark your Calendars! We've got a great line up at the Hall. Did you know you're not allowed to plant trees that will get this tall again in Surrey? ... See MoreSee Less

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A visitor spotted at the Ocean Park Community Orchard! ... See MoreSee Less

An unexpected visitor to the orchard. Thanks to my friend Kerry for stopping to take the photos!

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Message from another resident:

We are looking for care for our 2 kids (7 & 10) in September and for the School year. The kids are self-sufficient and really just need supervision once home from school. Looking for someone who can be at the house around 3:00 to meet the kids until I am home around 5 pm (kids will walk home).
Excellent for a high school student looking to make some extra money with little commitment. Monday to Thursdays. Email T5812690@telus.net for more details.
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Message from a local resident: If you live on 128th street/Marine Drive and are concerned about speeding vehicles and motorcycles the only way we will get speed monitoring is if we all call into the non-emergency police line when it happens.

We are all aware 128th street is a cruising route with this type of activity peaking in the summer, however, it is also a residential neighborhood with plenty of kids riding bikes and crossing the street. A little respect for our neighbourhood would be appreciated. Please call if you see this type of activity.

Non-emergency line: 604-599-0502
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Ocean Park History

What’s in a Name?

In 1905, a former Methodist Minister, then real estate promoter, W. Pasco Goard. obtained 136 acres, located from Broatch Road (130 Street) to the east, North Bluff Road (16 Avenue) north, and the waterfront. He divided this land and sold five-acre blocks to a number of men who became known as the Syndicate. Mr. Goard’s wife suggested the name Ocean Park (the name originally only appliedto this property). The borders were later expanded to Sunnyside Road (24 Avenue) north. Bergstrom Road (136 Street) east, and the waterfront south and west.

The First School

Early settler Ben Stevenson acquired some 350 acres in Ocean Park on which there was built a large house. Many years later this house was occupiedby St. George’s private school and was eventually destroyed by fire. In 1916, Mr. Stevenson donatedland for the first school in Ocean Park. Today this school is known as the Crescent Park Elementary School Annex at 24 Avenue and Ocean Park Road.

Railway Station & Post Office

Ben Stevenson gave the right-of-way to the then-Great Northern Railroad, where upon the railroad agreed to put in a trestle for residents to cross safely to the beach. With the coming of the railway in 1909, people got off at the Crescent Beach Station and then hiked two miles to Ocean Park. The railway refused to open a station at Ocean Park, and so in 1912,residents built a small station structure at the foot of the hill. Soon after this, a once-daily flag stop service began at Ocean Park Station.

In 1922, F.S. Pratt opened the first post office in Ocean Park. The six by six foot prefabricated structure, located at the southeast corner of North Bluff Road (16 Avenue) and Ocean Park Road (l26A Street), became famous for being the ‘smallest post office in the world’. The mail bags were exchanged at the Station. Before this the mail had to be brought in from Crescent Beach.

Download the Special Heritage Edition of the Ocean Parker for an in-depth look into the history of the Ocean Park Village.

 

16th Ave. (North Bluff Rd.) Looking west to 128th St.(Stevenson Rd.) intersection. On the left is Ocean Park Pizza and on the right the entrance to the current Safeway Parking Lot.
The old Ocean Park Pizza & Steak House as most would remember it in the 70’s. In October 2003 this facility was replaced with the “Village Pub”. The orginal Ocean Park Pizza and Steak House was founded over 30 years ago by Costa and Maria Docolas with the commitment to serving superior “home cooking” at affordable prices.