The provincial government established Topley Park by Order in Council #1034/1964 under the Park Act in April 1964.
The park lies on a traditional Nat’oot’en Nation fishery removal and transport site.
The park encompasses an extremely small area of the under represented Babine Upland Ecosection. The park encompasses a remnant riparian ecosystem and has high fish habitat values.
Currently only four percent of the Babine Upland Ecosection is included in the protected areas system. Topley Park is one of 19 protected areas in this ecosection, contributing less than one percent of the overall protected area representation of this ecosection.
The park contributes minimally (less than one percent) to the overall protected areas system representation of SBSmc2 (sub boreal spruce, moist cold subzone, Babine variant).