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How we plan

The Park Board is proactively planning for the future of Vancouver's parks and recreation.

The Vancouver Park Board plans the delivery of parks, open space, recreation, and sports facilities looking ahead 10 to 15 years or beyond.

We make strategic decisions regarding programs and services, recreation facilities, and parks infrastructure.

Our goal is to improve quality of life for residents and visitors, creating a community where we can be proud to live, work, and play.

Shape Your City

Follow and participate in Park Board engagement opportunities to help shape projects, policies, and initiatives for parks and recreation to benefit all people, communities, and the environment.

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Park Board capital planning

The Park Board is responsible for the City’s parks and recreation services and facilities in cooperation with community partners.

Vancouver Sport Strategy

The Vancouver Sport Strategy (VSS) provides a roadmap for the way ahead in sport for all Vancouver residents.

VanSplash: Aquatics Strategy

Dive into the future of aquatics in Vancouver!

VanPlay: Vancouver’s Parks and Recreation Services Master Plan

VanPlay sets out priorities and provides a policy framework supporting pursuit of equity, connectivity, and access to parks and recreation.

Community Centre Strategy

The Park Board is developing a city-wide strategy to identify priorities and timelines for community centre renewals, additions, and renovations.

Parks Washroom Strategy

This strategy guides the planning, building, and operation of safe, clean, and accessible park washrooms in Vancouver.

Skateboard Amenities Strategy

The strategy guides the Park Board, our departments, and private developers to expand skate amenities, meeting current and future needs.

Track and field

We are working with the Vancouver School Board to provide accessible, diverse, and high quality amenities.


Why Reconciliation matters to the Vancouver Park Board and the actions we're taking.

Imagine West End Waterfront

Learn about planning process for a comprehensive long-term vision and plan for the West End's waterfront parks and facilities.

Northeast False Creek

A major waterfront park and open spaces to enjoy daily life, welcome big gatherings and events, and reflect our city’s rich heritage.

On Water strategy

The Park Board strategy to improve non-motorized boating opportunities throughout the city.

Park Board Pride

Proud to serve Vancouver’s 2SLBGTQIA+ community year-round.

Arts and culture

We have a vibrant arts and culture scene from public to performance art, and more.

Local food systems

Our new Local Food Systems Action Plan promotes sustainable and equitable access to food amenities and programs.

Foods for our facilities

Find out how we encourage local and sustainable food for our facilities in our procurement practices.

People, Parks, and Dogs

Our strategy for creating safe, engaging park spaces for people with and without dogs.

Nature, environment, and sustainability

Strategies guiding us in enhancing and taking care of essential natural places across the city.

Concession strategy

We are serving up a fresh strategy to improve and diversify food and beverage options at our concessions.

Naming parks

Suggest names for unnamed parks that the Vancouver Park Board recently built or acquired.

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