Ocean Parkers have certainly proven to be passionate community members and have a legacy for their fierce dedication to the place we call home. It is not uncommon for groups of citizens to rise up to defend their community when issues arise. Take a look at the accomplishments members of the community have achieved so far:
1927 – the Community Association spearheaded the drive to have a library in Ocean Park.
2002 – the Ocean Park Community Association initiates a livability study (OPALS) in Ocean Park to identify key issues in the community
2007 – residents of Ocean Park and Crescent Beach successfully fought to have NavCanada re-route air traffic due to noise-pollution. This initiative was organized and supported by the Surrey Citizens for Aircraft Noise Solutions (SCAANS). Click here to view an information bulletin issued April 9th, 2009 by the City of Surrey updating the Airspace Task Force meeting. This document has links to the full 27 page SAFT report. Click here for view the webtracking information site that will help pinpoint which flights are impacting our area. However, the complaints must be logged with YVR.
2008 – local residents rallied to preserve Kwomais Point Park as a City of Surrey Park and saved the site from development
2008 – A Crime Prevention Evening was held in 2008 and considerable interest in the matter was evident. The result of the task force and their efforts were worked into this Crime Reduction Document.
2012 – local residents approach the City of Surrey and resolve speed and safety traffic issues on 128th and Marine Drive
2013 – local residents successfully fundraise $35,000 to renovate Fun Fun Park
2015 – concerned citizens come together and successfully rezone the Kwomais Point Neighbourhood in order to protect the heritage trees that are being felled to accommodate larger house sizes.