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Park Naming Committee

The Park Naming Committee (PNC) reviews park names proposed by the public and advises the Vancouver Park Board on matters about naming Vancouver parks according to the Park Board's Park Naming Policy (40 KB).

How we work

The PNC will:

  • Review names collected in a community engagement process
  • Develop a shortlist of preferred names
  • Recommend names to Park Board staff to refer to the Park Board for approval

Read the committee terms of reference  (220 KB)

Who we are

The PNC has at least five members that are volunteers from Vancouver.

Three regular members will each have expertise in one of these areas:

  1. Environment and nature
  2. Commemoration, heritage, and history,
  3. Youth realm

Two ad-hoc members will provide community-specific representation and inform the committee on local history, context, and issues.

Vancouver Park Board or City of Vancouver elected officials or staff members are not eligible for membership.

Application and selection

Invitations will be sent out to local organizations with relevant expertise. Successful applicants will be notified and the appointment of selected individuals will be made by the Park Board.

Meeting requirements

The PNC will meet a minimum of two times during each park naming process. Members will be notified of meeting dates with adequate notice. Meetings will last up to two hours. In addition, one working session of up to two hours may be held on an as-needed basis.

If a committee member is unable to attend a meeting, they must chose a designate approved by Park Board staff.


Regular members will commit to a membership of three years. Special members will commit for about four months. Standing members will be given a three-year appointment. Ad hoc members will be on the committee for the duration of the local park naming process.