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.
July 26 2016 - Our first ever pop-up pool will provide you with more places to take a dip. It's slated to open in summer 2017 at a neighbourhood without an outdoor pool.
July 21 2016 - We're looking at introducing innovative swimming options for residents, including a "pop-up" pool. Find out more.
July 12 2016 - Park space in Northeast False Creek will be transformed with input from residents. Find out how.
July 11 2016 - VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre achieves Living Building Challenge Petal Certification—and becomes the most sustainable building in Vancouver.
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.