Vancouver's Playbook: a plan for the future of our parks and recreation

The Vancouver Park Board is developing Vancouver’s Playbook, a new plan to guide how we create vibrant, parks and recreation over the next 25 years.

Vancouver is home to world-class parks and recreation, and our population is growing and changing.

It’s essential we look to the future to protect and improve parks and recreation across the city.  

VanPlay is a year-long conversation with you, our staff, partners, stakeholders, and experts to make this the best plan it can be.

Get involved

Host a VanPlay Deep Dive

These self-directed, independently hosted workshops are a fantastic opportunity for you to help shape Vancouver's Playbook. Host a Deep Dive with your group, organization, team, or committee.

Goals of a VanPlay Deep Dive

  • Map out the many contributors to Vancouver's parks and recreation system
  • Establish what's important to you
  • Think about where we want to go in the future
  • Figure out how we can get there

Workshop materials

Download all the information you need to host your VanPlay Deep Dive, including background on the process, and how to guide your team through filling out Table 1 and 2.

Submit completed Deep Dive materials or ask questions on how to set up your workshop by emailing 

 Newly extended closing date - March 31, 2018

Discover what we have accomplished so far

Explore our past VanPlay events to find more information and reports on the future of parks and recreation.

Come explore

Follow our progress

  1. May – Aug 2017 Discovery
  2. Sep – Nov 2017Direction: Urban core
  3. Jan – Mar 2018 Direction: city-wide
    and growth areas
  4. May – June 2018 Draft plan and celebrate


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