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Improving parks and recreation

Parks and recreation are vital to our quality of life in Vancouver.

Parks and recreation support the health of our communities, and contribute to the economic and environmental well-being of our city.  

A robust parks and recreation system is a key ingredient to making Vancouver a great city and a major part of city planning and development.

The Vancouver Park Board is continually working to improve parks, trails, and recreation facilities, designing and maintaining them to meet current and future community needs.

How we plan

The Vancouver Park Board's strategies and plans shape the future of Vancouver's parks and facilities.

How we design and build

Learn about new parks, restoration projects, path and seawall upgrades, playfields and sports courts projects, and recently completed parks.


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

Featured strategies and projects

TGD2S community

We're committed to safe environments for the Trans, Gender Diverse, and Two-Spirit (TGD2S) community.

Nature in the city

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

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.

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.

Track and field

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

Request an improvement or report an issue

Request park improvements

Know of a perfect off-leash area location? We review requests regularly to see how they align with capital funding and planning strategies.

Report park issues

Tell us about park-related issues including garbage, noise, maintenance, animals, and more using VanConnect.

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