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Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

Stanley Park Seawall in autumn with the Vancouver Park Board logo in the foreground

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.

Latest news

Langara Golf Course

Langara Golf Course celebrates its 90th birthday on June 26

June 23 2016 - Langara Golf Course, the oldest public golf course in BC, turns 90 this weekend and we're celebrating with prizes, a history talk, and some employee recognition.

Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre

Vancouver Park Board approves existing site for new Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre

June 14 2016 - We'll start a community engagement and planning process for the renewed community centre and aim to start construction in 2018.

Preferred design for the future park at Richards and Smithe

First new downtown park in more than a decade as Park Board approves innovative design for Smithe and Richards

May 31 2016 - The park will feature an elevated walkway with bird’s-eye views of the entire park and large overhead arches for specialty lighting and art installations.

Kitsilano Pool in Vancouver

It’s beach towel weather: Outdoor pools to open this weekend

May 19 2016 - The heated seaside pools open Saturday, May 21 at Kitsilano Beach Park, Second Beach in Stanley Park, and New Brighton ParkPark Board. Lifeguards and park rangers will be on duty.

Park Board members

Park Board Commissioners

The Park Board ensures that Vancouver parks and recreation remains accessible and sustainable.

Park Board decisions

Park Board meetings and decisions

Find dates, agendas, reports, and live-streamed video for upcoming Park Board meetings, and minutes and on-demand video from past meetings.

World-class parks for all

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.

Community centres and facilities

Facilities and schedules

Find Vancouver sports fields, courts, golf courses, ice rinks, fitness centres, pools, water parks, marinas, community centres, and gyms.

Ask. Tell. Connect.

Phone 3-1-1 to ask, tell, and connect with the City

Outside Vancouver:
604-873-7000

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Contact the Park Board

Location and mailing address

General Manager,
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation Administration Office
2099 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

General inquiries

pbcomments@vancouver.ca  

Meeting information

Phone: 604-257-8158

pbmeetings@vancouver.ca

Park stewardship through strategic planning

Park Board Strategic Plan presentation from June 27, 2012 

The Park Board is updating its strategic plan that describes the long-term vision for the parks system. Learn more about the process and the plan.

Strategic Plan

The Park Board's mission

To provide, preserve, and advocate for parks and recreation services to benefit all people, communities, and the environment.

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