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Vancouver Park Board greenlights outdoor sport facility permits

June 15 2020 –

Beginning July 1, the Vancouver Park Board will resume outdoor sport facility permits which allow groups, such as sports teams and childcare programs, to reserve:

  • Sport fields
  • Diamonds
  • Courts for modified training, camps, and play

All Park Board permits were initially suspended in March as part of the Park Board’s response to COVID-19.

New requirements

Permit holders are responsible for complying with public health requirements and recommendations, including:

  • Maintaining physical distancing
  • Following proper hand hygiene requirements
  • Minimizing the sharing of equipment and cleaning equipment regularly 
  • Following park signage and instructions for safe play

Vancouver Coastal Health and the Park Board may monitor and revoke a permit if requirements are not followed.

The Park Board is taking a thoughtful and phased reopening and recovery approach in alignment with the BC Restart Plan, the viaSport Return to Sport Guidelines, and in consultation with various other government and non-government partners.

What has reopend

In recent weeks, the Park Board has reopened golf courses, VanDusen Botanical Garden, tennis and pickleball courts, skate parks, synthetic sports fields, basketball and volleyball courts, disc golf, roller hockey, multisport courts, playgrounds, and pitch and putt.

The Park Board continues to review the feasibility of reopening other facilities and services and will make adjustments to its operations based on the latest information provided by Vancouver Coastal Health, the Provincial Health Officer, and industry partners.

Status of services and facilities impacted by COVID-19