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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)

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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.

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Latest news

Vancouver Aquarium Pool

Park Board approves amendments to Park Control Bylaw governing cetaceans

May 16 2017 - The Park Board has approved and enacted amendments to bylaws governing importation and display of live cetaceans at the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park.

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A new Playbook: Park Board launches VanPlay to imagine the future of parks and recreation

May 12 2017 - The Park Board today launched VanPlay, a year-long public conversation on the future of Vancouver’s parks and recreation system.

Vancouver Aquarium Pool

Park Board releases draft amendments to Park Control bylaw governing cetaceans

May 10 2017 - The Park Board has released a report outlining draft amendments to bylaws governing importation and display of live cetaceans at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Celebrate our fine-feathered friends at Vancouver Bird Week 2017

May 2 2017 - Vancouver Bird Week – May 6 to 13 – celebrates the beauty, diversity and ecological importance of Vancouver’s bird population at more than three dozen events.

Park Board office in Stanley Park

Park Board supports Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre

April 27 2017 - We will keep working with Aquarium staff to support a thriving rescue program while we change our bylaw to ban live cetaceans in our parks.

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.

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

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