2099 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
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.
The Park Board's mission is to provide, preserve, and advocate for parks and recreation services to benefit all people, communities, and the environment.
The Park Board ensures that Vancouver parks and recreation remains accessible and sustainable.
Find dates, agendas, reports, and live video for upcoming Park Board meetings, and minutes and video from past meetings.
Tell us online if you have a problem, concern, question or comment about a park, Park facility, or an item managed by the Park Board.
January 20 2017 - The Vancouver Park Board is reopening Fraserview, Langara, and McCleery golf courses Monday, January 23 after being closed due to snow and ice.
January 16 2017 - The Vancouver Park Board has closed Trout Lake to skating and other ice activities at noon today due to warming temperatures and anticipated rain.
January 13 2017 - A decision was made to reopen the facility after a request from Community Services and in consultation with the West End Community Centre Association. The warming centre will open at 10:00pm this evening.
December 21 2016 - Take a New Year's Day plunge in English Bay (costume optional) and compete in the Peter Pantages 100-yard swim, or sit back and delight in the spectacle!
December 20 2016 - Three community centre warming shelters will reopen Tuesday night to welcome anyone needing to get out of the cold.
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.
Find and register for recreation and leisure programs, classes, and lessons offered at Vancouver recreation facilities.