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Improving parks and recreation

Parks and recreation support the health of our communities, and contribute to the economic and environmental well-being of our city.  

A robust parks and recreation system is a key ingredient to making Vancouver a great city and a major part of city planning and development.

The Vancouver Park Board is continually working to improve parks, trails, and recreation facilities, designing and maintaining them to meet current and future community needs.

Parks and recreation are vital to our quality of life in Vancouver.

How we plan

The Vancouver Park Board's strategies and plans shape the future of Vancouver's parks and facilities.

How we design and build

Learn about new parks, restoration projects, path and seawall upgrades, playfields and sports courts projects, and recently completed parks.

Contact the Park Board

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

Featured strategies and projects

Parks and recreation strategy

We're developing Vancouver’s Playbook, a new master plan for vibrant, healthy, and liveable parks and recreation for the next 25 years.

Aquatics strategy

Dive into the future of aquatics in Vancouver! Staff will present the final report with recommendations in December, 2017.

Northeast False Creek

Learn about the park design and extended engagement with local First Nations and other area stakeholders.

Naming our parks

Suggest names for our unnamed parks that the Vancouver Park Board recently built or acquired.

People, Parks, and Dogs

People, Parks, and Dogs is a strategy for creating safe, engaging park spaces for people with and without dogs.

How we planHow we design and build