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.
September 29 2016 - Vancouver Park Board opens first outdoor pickleball court in Queen Elizabeth Park, with John Hendry Park to follow.
September 28 2016 - The Vancouver Park Board is selling 17 varieties of flowering, shade and conifer trees, for only $10! Buy a tree now.
September 20 2016 - At a Board meeting last night, Vancouver Park Board directed staff to investigate potential sites for a seniors’ centre near Sunset Community Centre.
September 13 2016 - The Vancouver Park Board is again selling trees online to Vancouver residents for $10 starting September 12.
September 8 2016 - The Vancouver Park Board wants to hear from residents about how to best share park space and amenities with dogs.
The Park Board ensures that Vancouver parks and recreation remains accessible and sustainable.
Find dates, agendas, reports, and live video for upcoming Park Board meetings, and minutes and video from past meetings.
Visit one of our stunning parks, gardens, and beaches. Rain or shine, our city's physical splendour can inspire and soothe you.
Find Vancouver sports fields, courts, golf courses, ice rinks, fitness centres, pools, water parks, marinas, community centres, and gyms.
Find and register for recreation and leisure programs, classes, and lessons offered at Vancouver recreation facilities.
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation Administration Office
2099 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4