Vancouver's Playbook: a plan for the future of our parks and recreation

The Vancouver Park Board is developing Vancouver’s Playbook, a new plan to guide how we create vibrant, parks and recreation over the next 25 years.

Vancouver is home to world-class parks and recreation, and our population is growing and changing.

It’s essential we look to the future to protect and improve parks and recreation across the city.  

VanPlay is a year-long conversation with you, our staff, partners, stakeholders, and experts to make this the best plan it can be.

Our goals

After a year of engagement, we’ve come up with ten goals that we believe will not only improve our parks and recreation, but also enrich the beauty and livability of Vancouver.

These goals are broad outcomes which can make parks and recreation more equitable, accessible, inclusive, and resilient over the next 25 years. 

Get involved

Online survey: Did we get the goals right?

Tell us your thoughts in our short survey.

Take survey

Community dialogue: Bold aspirations

Discuss the goals we've crafted, from your input, which will transform parks and recreation. 

Wednesday, June 6, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
City Lab, Ground floor 511 West Broadway


Discover what we have accomplished so far

Explore our past VanPlay events to find more information and reports on the future of parks and recreation.

Come explore

Follow our progress

  1. May – Aug 2017 Discovery
  2. Sep – Nov 2017Direction: Urban core
  3. Jan – Mar 2018 Direction: city-wide
    and growth areas
  4. May – June 2018 Draft goals


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