Exterior of the Parks Board office in Stanley Park

Unsolicited proposals

The unsolicited proposal process (374 KB) establishes parameters for the submission and evaluation of unsolicited proposals in a fair and transparent manner that makes sure the public and the Park Board get the  best value.

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation welcomes unsolicited proposals from private businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals who have innovative ideas with sound business fundamentals that provide benefit to the community. 

An unsolicited proposal is:

  • A proposal for a new or innovative service or initiative
  • Independently submitted by the proposer to the Park Board for contract consideration
  • Not in response to a request for proposals or other Park Board-initiated programs, such as sponsorships or donations

Program details

Other business opportunities

Donating to parks and recreation

Support your community by making a tax-deductible gift or donation to your favourite park or recreational activity.

Bids, contracts, RFPs, purchase orders

Learn about existing opportunities, procurement, and bid processes. View bids, contracts, RFPs, and notices of intent.

Partnerships and business opportunities

Support our mission to provide parks and recreation that benefit both people and the environment through partnerships and business opportunities.


Learn more about the film permitting process and the services the Park Board provides.

Organize a special event

Get details on how to apply to hold your event in a park, on a city street, sidewalk, or public plaza.

Improving parks and recreation

We are continually working to improve parks, trails, and recreation facilities. Explore our ongoing projects.

Neighbourhood Matching Fund

Vancouver's Neighbourhood Matching Fund supports community efforts to make creative improvements to public land.

Untitled: Public Art Grants

Invitation to professional not-for-profit arts and culture organizations and local First Nations Band Councils to apply for public art projects.