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.
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.
June 14 2016 - We'll start a community engagement and planning process for the renewed community centre and aim to start construction in 2018.
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.
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.
The Park Board ensures that Vancouver parks and recreation remains accessible and sustainable.
Find dates, agendas, reports, and live-streamed video for upcoming Park Board meetings, and minutes and on-demand 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.
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation Administration Office
2099 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
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.
To provide, preserve, and advocate for parks and recreation services to benefit all people, communities, and the environment.