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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 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.

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Latest news

Challenger baseball field at Hillcrest Park

Park Board opens baseball field designed for children with disabilities

April 22 2017 - The wheelchair-accessible field at Hillcrest Park is western Canada's first Challenger baseball field for children with physical and cognitive challenges.

Park Board staff cleaning up the field at Sunset Beach Park after the 4/20 marijuana event

Sunset Beach Park to be closed for repairs after 4/20

April 21 2017 - The field will close for up to five weeks to recover from the 4/20 marijuana event. The Park Board will try to recoup repair costs from event organizers.

Trees for sale by Vancouver Park Board

Residents invited to grow Vancouver’s urban forest with $10 trees

April 12 2017 - The Park Board is selling 3,000 trees at $10 apiece including twenty-six varieties of fruit, flowering, shade, and conifer trees.

Community Partnership agreement

Vancouver Park Board approves new Joint Operating Agreement with Community Centre Associations

April 11 2017 - The decision caps off a one-year consultation between the Park Board and the CCAs and introduces a historic new chapter in their relationship.

VanDusen Botanical Garden

VanDusen Garden receives award in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary

March 15 2017 - VanDusen Garden receives a ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designation in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

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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