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.
May 3 2016 - A sculpture dedicated to eternal love will be coming to the lookout above the Quarry Garden in Queen Elizabeth Park. Find out more.
May 2 2016 - The Vancouver Park Board met with Community Centre Associations on April 30 to pave the way for a new way forward to a revitalized Joint Operating Agreement between the Board and CCAs by the end of this year. Learn more.
April 27 2016 - Vancouver’s paddling community now has a permanent home and you're invited to check it out during a community paddle day on Saturday, April 30.
April 19 2016 - The Vancouver Park Board is creating a salt marsh in New Brighton Park to restore fish and wildlife habitat along the shore of Burrard Inlet, and improve access to nature for park visitors.
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.