The Park Board is responsible for our parks and recreation services and facilities in cooperation with community partners. Together with input from users and partners, we set priorities for parks and recreation programs.
Capital projects are planned through the 4-year capital planning process, while ongoing services and work with our many partners to deliver programs are planned, approved, and funded through annual service planning process.
The service plan directs both capital and operating budget and is approved by the Park Board and City Council annually.
Want to get involved?
The next Capital Plan will be for 2023-2026 with the engagement launching in early 2022. There are many opportunities to provide your feedback.
With 60,000 more residents expected in the next 10 years, we're entering a new era of urban park and facility development and renewal. The Park Board established three foundational pillars upon which the Capital Plan was developed:
- Equity, inclusion, and access
In addition to these three pillars, the Park Board’s focus for the 2019-2022 Capital Plan is on:
- Densification in the urban core and growth areas
- Physically active community and aging population
- Demand for wellness amenities
- Public desire to experience nature in the city of Vancouver
Public engagement on the 2019-2022 Capital Plan included outreach and feedback led by both Park Board and City of Vancouver staff.
The first phase of the citywide two-phase engagement process gathered initial input, while the second phase asked for feedback on the draft plan.
Additionally, stakeholder groups were invited to submit up to three capital project ideas or priorities that fall under the Park Board mandate.
What you need to know
Read reports to Council
Park and land acquisition
Seawall and waterfront
Urban forest and natural areas
Programmed activity area
General features and infrastructure
Parks and open spaces: $264 million
Recreation facilities (sub-category of community facilities): $125.7 million
Service yards (sub-category of civic facilities and equipment): $9 million
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