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Get to work on Vancouver's Playbook

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is developing Vancouver's Playbook, a new master plan to guide the delivery of vibrant parks and recreation over the next 25 years. 

VanPlay is a year-long fun and interactive conversation with the public, park board staff, partners, stakeholders and experts to make it the best plan it can be. The goal is to better understand who we are serving, what your needs and challenges are, and any opportunities you can see that we should explore.

First up was the VanPlay Tour. We toured the city in our colourful van transporting the Imagination Playground - an interactive pop-up playground - to talk to you about the future of our parks and recreation. We hope you spotted us at an event you attended.

We are currently absorbing everything you have told us so far, preparing to explore how to make your great ideas happen.

VanPlay Community Dialogue

Join Park Board Commissioners, staff, and fellow residents for an evening discussion on the future of parks and recreation in Vancouver.

VanPlay Community Dialogue: Downtown 

November 29, 2017, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre

This is the first of two VanPlay Community Dialogues. We will focus on big questions such as: "How would you like the Park Board to provide recreation, such as arts, culture, spaces, and facilities, in the downtown core of Vancouver?

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VanPlay Smart City Talks

We are pleased to announce the VanPlay Smart City Talks series!

This series, a collaboration between the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, the Urbanarium Society  and UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture   will bring together some of the world’s leading thinkers on public space and urban issues to explore the way we connect, play and explore in cities.

Through addressing issues such as equity, changing community needs, climate change, and social justice, the series will consider how Vancouver can enhance its unique and extensive parks and public space as a contemporary city. We hope you will join us!

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Community + Vision

September 20, 2017 
6:30pm UBC Robson Square

Space + Equity

October 3, 2017 
6:30pm UBC Robson Square

Ecology + Nature

October 17, 2017 
6:30pm UBC Robson Square

Celebration + Diversity

November 1, 2017 
6:30pm UBC Robson Square

Resilience + Wellbeing

November 15, 2017
6:30pm UBC Robson Square

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