VanPlay: Vancouver’s Parks and Recreation Services Master Plan

VanPlay, the Park Board's Parks and Recreation Services Master Plan, is our decision making guide.

VanPlay, Vancouver’s Parks and Recreation Services Master Plan, guides the work of the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation. It represents a strong commitment to equitable delivery of excellent parks and recreation opportunities in a connected, efficient manner which celebrates history of the land, place, and culture.

Together, the suite of VanPlay documents provides a 100-year vision, 25-year outlook, and 10-year implementation plan. They will assist the day-to-day operations of the Vancouver Park Board by providing:

  • Strategies to respond to increased and changing demand for parks and recreation services
  • A comprehensive parks and recreation policy framework to advance health, wellness, and social inclusion
  • Methods for prioritizing the development and renewal of parks and recreation facilities and amenities

VanPlay Framework

The framework provides an overview of VanPlay and quick reference guide. On October 19, 2020, Park Board Commissioners approved the VanPlay Framework (4 MB); a succinct method of referencing the full suite of VanPlay documents and a decision-making tool for VanPlay implementation.


Reports 1 and 2

On July 23, 2018, Park Board Commissioners unanimously approved Report 1: Inventory and analysis and Report 2: 10 Goals to Shape the Next 25 Years.

Inventory and Analysis

Read an overview of the current state of our parks and recreation system.

10 Goals to Shape the Next 25 Years

Read the goals intended to guide provision of more equitable, accessible, inclusive, and resilient parks and recreation over the next 25 years.

Reports 3 and 4

On October 9, 2019, Park Board Commissioners unanimously approved Report 3: Strategic Bold Moves and Report 4: The Playbook: implementation plan.

Strategic Bold Moves

VanPlay is centered around three Bold Moves, that support the pursuit of equity, connectivity, and access to parks and recreation for all.

The Playbook: Implementation Plan

Considers operationalization of the Strategic Bold Moves and previously approved 10 Goals to Shape the Next 25 Years.

VanPlay progess

Since the VanPlay framework was adopted in October of 2020, many initiatives and actions are underway. Refer to these updates to the Park Board on the highlights for each year.

Regular Board Meeting - January 30, 2023

Regular Board Meeting -  December 13, 2021 

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