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.

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.

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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.

What's happening

Report references to Park Board Commissioners

April 1, 2019 - Staff provided an update to Park Board Commissioners describing the proposed content of the Playbook, Implementation Plan.

February 11, 2019 - The proposed strategic Big Moves “Equity Initiative Zones, City-Wide Interconnected Network and Asset Targets” were  introduced. Staff provided a project update, the vision, and origin of the proposed approaches and outlined proposed next steps. Read the report (7 MB)

Community consultation

Thank you to those who attended our open house on April 7.

Master plan

Vancouver’s Parks and Recreation Services Master Plan will help us to determine service gaps, analyze growth trends, and identify opportunities for improvements. It is a visionary document that sets the values and goals for current and future parks and facilities.

On July 23, 2018, Park Board Commissioners unanimously approved:

The final two components of the master plan are due in early 2019:

  • Report 3: Strategic Big Moves: outlining strategies to meet the goals over the next 25 years
  • Report 4: Playbook: the implementation plan

Follow our progress

  1. May – Aug 2017 Discovery
  2. Sep 2017 – Jun 2018Direction and goals
  3. Aug 2018 – Jan 2019 Strategic Big Moves
  4. Jan – Apr 2018 Playbook


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