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Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

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2099 Beach Avenue 
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

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Connecting people to green space, active living, and community

The Vancouver Park Board is the only elected body of its kind in Canada. Formed in 1888 as a committee to manage the new Stanley Park, its history is as old as the city's itself.

It has exclusive possession, jurisdiction, and control over more than 230 public parks in Vancouver and a large public recreation system of community centres, pools, rinks, fitness centres, golf courses, street trees, marinas, playing fields, and more.

The elected nature of the Park Board and the strength and focus of its mandate have resulted in urban parks and recreation that today hold an enviable and esteemed position world-wide.

The Park Board's mission is to provide, preserve, and advocate for parks and recreation services to benefit all people, communities, and the environment.

Read the Park Board Strategic Framework (directions, goals, and objectives) PDF file (2 MB)

Park Board commissioners

The 7 commissioners are elected at-large for a 4-year term to set the vision and policy that guides services and programs.

Park Board meetings and decisions

Find dates, agendas, reports, and live video for upcoming Park Board meetings, and minutes and video from past meetings.

Contact the Park Board

Tell us online if you have a problem, concern, question or comment about a park, facility, or an item managed by the Park Board.

Latest news

Mobi-mat at Kits Beach

Park Board improves beach experience with second Mobi-Mat and new water wheelchairs for those with mobility challenges

May 25 2018 - Vancouver Park Board improves beach experience with second Mobi-Mat and 10 new water wheelchairs for those with mobility challenges.

Japanese beetle on a leaf

Japanese beetle found in False Creek area

May 24 2018 - Plant and soil materials cannot be moved outside of the area and we'll be treating lawns on public property. Japanese beetle can damage plants, gardens, and crops.

Kits Pool

Iconic Kits Pool to open tomorrow after multi-million dollar renovation

May 18 2018 - Get ready for summer! Kits Pool opens May 19 for the summer season after a multi-million dollar upgrade.

Bird banner

City of Birds: Massive banner celebrating the birds of False Creek

May 10 2018 - The Vancouver Park Board is installing a huge bird banner under Granville Street bridge in celebration of the beauty and ecological importance of birds.

Trees lining a street

Park Board and City Grow the urban forest

May 3 2018 - We have passed the milestone of 100,000 new trees planted in Vancouver since 2010 and are closing in on the civic goal of 150,000 new trees by 2020.

Parks, gardens, and beaches

Visit one of our stunning parks, gardens, and beaches. Rain or shine, our city's physical splendour can inspire and soothe you.

Facilities and schedules

Find Vancouver sports fields, courts, golf courses, ice rinks, fitness centres, pools, water parks, marinas, community centres, and gyms.

Register for recreational lessons and classes

Find and register for recreation and leisure programs, classes, and lessons offered at Vancouver recreation facilities.

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