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Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

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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.

The Park Board's mission is to provide, preserve, and advocate for parks and recreation services to benefit all people, communities, and the environment.

Read the Park Board Strategic Framework (directions, goals, and objectives) PDF file (2 MB)

Park Board Commissioners

The Park Board ensures that Vancouver parks and recreation remains accessible and sustainable.

Park Board meetings and decisions

Find dates, agendas, reports, and live video for upcoming Park Board meetings, and minutes and video from past meetings.

Contact the Park Board

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.

Latest news

Celebrate National Flag of Canada Day with flag raising at highest point in city

February 14 2017 - The Vancouver Park Board is raising the Canadian flag at Bloedel Conservatory and celebrating National Flag of Canada Day on February 15.

A woman stands at the shore of Kitsilano Beach while her dog plays in the water.

People, Parks, and Dogs: Park Board seeks feedback about off-leash dog areas

January 31 2017 - Participate in our consultation on draft recommendations for the People, Parks, and Dogs strategy: creating safe, engaging park spaces for people and dogs.

Fraserview Golf Course

Vancouver Park Board to reopen city’s three public golf courses

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.

Thin ice warning sign

Vancouver Park Board closes Trout Lake to skating today at noon

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.

West End Community Centre in Vancouver

Vancouver Park Board reopens West End community warming centre

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.

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.

Facilities and schedules

Find Vancouver sports fields, courts, golf courses, ice rinks, fitness centres, pools, water parks, marinas, community centres, and gyms.

Register for recreational lessons and classes

Find and register for recreation and leisure programs, classes, and lessons offered at Vancouver recreation facilities.

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