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Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

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.

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, and reports for upcoming Park Board meetings, and minutes from past Park Board meetings.

World-class parks for all

Parks, gardens, and beaches

Enjoy Vancouver's great outdoors by exploring 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

Speak your own language

When should you call 9-1-1? Click to find out       Deaf? Have difficulty speaking? Click to learn how to make a TTY call

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Contact the Park Board

Location and mailing address
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

The Park Board and the Vancouver Aquarium

Learn about the relationship and current agreeement between the Park Board and the Vancouver Aquarium in a memo from the Park Board's General Manager.

Download the GM's memo

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.

Last modified: Tue, 02 Dec 2014 08:43:34

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