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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 Park Board ensures that Vancouver parks and recreation remains accessible and sustainable.

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

4/20 event at Sunset Beach

Park Board statement on 420 marijuana event at Sunset Beach Park

April 17 2018 - The Park Board continues to have concerns about the impact of 4/20 event on the park and residents.

Downtown Tayu

Join Park Board in global City Nature Challenge

April 13 2018 - The Vancouver Park Board is participating in the City Nature Challenge, a global initiative inviting people to engage with nature in their cities.

Nelson Park

Statement regarding proposed BC Hydro underground substation in downtown Vancouver

April 12 2018 - BC Hydro has approached the Vancouver School Board (VSB), the City, and Park Board with a new proposal to build an underground electricity substation on the VSB property adjacent to Nelson Park.

Seawall repairs

Park Board begins restoration work on 101-year-old Stanley Park seawall

April 12 2018 - The Vancouver Park Board is restoring the nine-kilometre Stanley Park seawall, the largest restoration in its history.

VanSplash logo

Park Board will create city-wide advisory committee to revisit VanSplash Aquatics Strategy

April 5 2018 - The Park Board will invite an external advisory committee to assist in developing a revised version of VanSplash, the Board’s long-term aquatics strategy for Vancouver.

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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