Plan an event

Vancouver parks make a great venue for many special events including weddings, sporting events, picnics, and private recreation activities. Depending on the type of event you are planning, you may need to book the park or have a permit to use it.

Popular events in parks

Events in golf courses

Book private parties, business meetings and seminars, banquets and receptions, and other special events at Vancouver's golf courses and clubhouses.

Private recreation activities

Want to host a private or commercial recreational activity in a Vancouver park? Find out if you need a permit and how to get one.


Picnics are a great way to enjoy parks. Reserve one of our designated picnic sites.

Sporting events

Find out what you need to do to have sporting events in Vancouver parks; book fields, courts, and diamonds, apply for sport hosting grants, and more.

Weddings in parks

What could be more romantic than having a wedding in one of Vancouver's beautiful parks or gardens? Plan your wedding ceremony in a Vancouver park or park facility, restaurant, or garden.

Other events in parks

The requirements for these events are specific to parks, but of course these are not the only kinds of events you can hold in a park. As well, many other events - such as parades and fun runs - do not take place just within the parks grounds. For information on the planning, permits, and process for these events, see the page Events permits.

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Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

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Learn about insurance requirements

Insurance requirements for filming, event, and facility use

We require that you carry liability insurance for events or activities that you hold on or in a City or Park Board property.