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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

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.

Spanish Banks East Concession

Surf, sand, sun and snacks: Park Board seeks your input to improve concession experience

May 18 2016 - The Vancouver Park Board has hired a consultant to develop a business strategy to improve concession food and beverages to better reflect Vancouver.

East Fraser land concept drawing

Park Board approves contract for new parks in southeast Vancouver

May 17 2016 - The parks will link with trails along the Fraser River and create ecological connections to Everett Crowley Park and Fraserview Golf Course to the north.

Field house

Park Board call for proposals for new field house residencies

May 5 2016 - Looking for free studio space where your creative spirit or athletic aspirations can soar? Find out more.

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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