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.
October 1 2015 - Trees are so awesome that the Park Board is almost giving them away for free during Doors Open Vancouver Saturday, September 3.
September 23 2015 - The Killarney Community Centre Association has approved clarifications to ownership of the seniors centre. The Park Board will now issue a request for proposal to design and build the seniors centre.
September 17 2015 - Concession revenue this summer is up 10 per cent to budget over last year with healthy options such as fresh fruit cups being particularly popular.
September 14 2015 - The Vancouver Park Board regrets the passing of a deer that moved into Stanley Park this summer. Around 7:30 pm on Sunday, September 13, police were called to the south end of the Lions Gate Bridge where a deer had been struck by a car and killed.
September 10 2015 - The Vancouver Park Board is throwing a free party to celebrate QE Park on Sunday, September 13 from noon to 7:00pm! Check out the event highlights.
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.
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.
Find Vancouver sports fields, courts, golf courses, ice rinks, fitness centres, pools, water parks, marinas, community centres, and gyms.