Parks, recreation, and culture

Improving existing parks

Creekway Park

The Vancouver Park Board is currently working to improve the following parks and recreation areas.

Parks currently being improved

Andy Livingstone Park playground

Andy Livingstone Park

The renewed playground in Vancouver’s downtown has separate play zones, shade, comfortable seating, and more.

Beaver Lake

Beaver Lake enhancement

The Vancouver Park Board is restoring and enhancing Beaver Lake in Stanley Park. Get project news, details, and background information.

Cathedral Square Activation

Cathedral Square Activation

Named for the Holy Rosary Cathedral it faces, Cathedral Square is a small oasis in the eastern edge of downtown Vancouver.

Cedar Cottage Park playground

Cedar Cottage Park and playground upgrades

We are upgrading Cedar Cottage Park and the playground, adding more green space and a new multi-purpose sports court.

China Creek North Park

China Creek North Park

China Creek North Park upgrades include a new playground, a staircase or accessible connection, and washroom facilities.

Clinton Park

Clinton Park Concept Plan

We are developing a plan to refurbish the play area and other amenities near the field house at Clinton Park.

Creekside Park playground

Creekside Park

The renewed bigger and accessible Creekside Park playground opened August 2017.

Everett Crowley Outdoor Learning Project

Everett Crowley Forest Restoration and Outdoor Learning Project

The Park Board and its partners will collaborate with the community to build outdoor learning spaces in Everett Crowley Park that enhance the experiences of all park users.

The baseball diamond at Hastings Community Park, with PNE Playland in the background

Hastings Community Park little league diamond upgrade

The Vancouver Park Board is renovating the Little League Diamond at Hastings Community Park, as part of the Capital Field Upgrade Program.

Hastings Mill playground

Hastings Mill Park

The Vancouver Park Board has upgraded the playground at Hastings Mill Park in West Point Grey. The playground's new equipment and surface materials is universally accessible.

Hillcrest and Riley Park playground

Hillcrest and Riley Park improvements

Read about Hillcrest and Riley Park improvements, including progress, details, background information, supporting documents, and more.

Kids swinging on a swing set

Hinge Park playground improvements

The Vancouver Park Board has completed an expansion of the Hinge Park play area including the addition of sand play and swings.

Off-leash dog area at Hinge Park

Hinge Park temporary dog off-leash area expansion

The Vancouver Park Board is expanding the existing dog off-leash area to meet rising demand in Mount Pleasant. The expansion will be temporary because we haven't completed plans for future park space to the west of Hinge Park.

John Hendry Park and Trout Lake

John Hendry (Trout Lake) Park

We are developing a master plan for John Hendry Park and Trout Lake. Find out how you can be involved, and get park plan updates.

Jubilee Fountain at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park

Jubilee Fountain restoration

Learn about the restoration of the Jubilee Fountain in Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park.

Love lock on the new sculpture at Queen E Park

Love Locks

Love locks sculpture dedicated to eternal love is now in the Quarry Garden in Queen Elizabeth Park.

Quilchena Skateboard Park in Vancouver

Mount Pleasant neighbourhood skateboard park

The Vancouver Park Board has secured funding for a new skateboard facility in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood in one of two proposed locations: Jonathan Rogers Park and Robson Park. Find out how you can provide your input.

Nanaimo Park playground

Nanaimo Park

The upgraded Nanaimo Park Playground is now open. The playground features a climbing net, saucer swing, seating, old cedar logs, boulders, a sand play area, and more.

New Brighton Park Shoreline Habitat Restoration Project

New Brighton Park Shoreline Habitat Restoration Project

The restored salt marsh habitat at New Brighton Park provides habitat for young fish and many types of birds.

Rendering of Quilchena skateboard park

Quilchena Skateboard Park repair and renewal

We are repairing and renewing the Quilchena skateboard park. The skate park will be closed until late November 2017.

Pandora Park

Pandora Park

The Vancouver Park Board wants to replace one or more tennis courts in Pandora Park with more green space and a new sports court for basketball.

Rehabilitation will enhance the ecology of  Renfrew Community Park

Renfrew Ravine and Renfrew Community Parks

We are identifying which features to implement in the first phase of renewing Renfrew Ravine Park and Renfrew Community Park.

Seaside Greenway Kitsilano Beach

Seaside Greenway at Kitsilano Beach

We are aware of challenges with the Seaside Greenway at Kitsilano Beach and are working to find solutions that work for everyone.

Sunset Park and Sunset Community Centre

Sunset Park

Construction is in progress at Sunset Park. The dog off-leash area and the park east of Prince Edward Street are closed.

Youth athletes running on a track

Track and field training facility

Developing a regulation track and field training facility is a key priority for the Vancouver Park Board and is part of the 2015-18 Capital Plan.

Completed projects

Bloedel Conservatory and Dancing Waters fountain

Bloedel Conservatory roof replacement

The acrylic panels of the iconic domed roof at Bloedel Conservatory were replaced to ensure visitors are comfortable and safe.

The restored area of Jericho Park brings nature back to the shoreline

Jericho Beach

Following reports that the Jericho Marginal Wharf facility at Jericho Beach Park was in disrepair, the Vancouver Parks Board approved a concept plan to demolish the wharf and restore the natural beach and foreshore.

Kitsilano Beach Park tennis courts

Kitsilano Beach Park tennis courts

The Vancouver Park Board has completed tennis court renovations at Kitsilano Beach. The five northern tennis courts now meet tournament standards, with new drainage and fencing.

See how we are helping pollinators

Pollinator Project

Pollinator Project to support bees and butterflies

We are working with local organizations to make Vancouver’s parks and gardens friendlier to bumble bees, honeybees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Discover projects underway in your city.

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More about the Park Board
Beaver Lake enhancementBloedel Conservatory roof replacementBrewers Park RenewalCathedral Square ActivationCedar Cottage Park and playground upgradesChina Creek North ParkClinton Park Concept PlanEverett Crowley Forest Restoration and Outdoor Learning ProjectHastings Community Park little league diamond upgradeHillcrest and Riley Park improvementsHinge Park playground improvementsHinge Park temporary dog off-leash area expansionJericho BeachJericho Pier RenewalJohn Hendry (Trout Lake) ParkJubilee Fountain restorationKitsilano Beach Park informal bike pathKitsilano Beach Park tennis courtsLove LocksMemorial South ParkMount Pleasant neighbourhood skateboard parkNew Brighton Park Shoreline Habitat Restoration ProjectPandora ParkPollinator Project to support bees and butterfliesQuilchena Skateboard Park repair and renewalRenfrew Ravine and Renfrew Community ParksSeaside Greenway at Kitsilano Beach Stanley Park Seawall restorationSunset ParkTatlow and Volunteer Park streamTrack and field training facilityVanier Park dock upgrade