The Vancouver Parks Board entrance in Stanley Park.

Speak at a Park Board Committee meeting about an agenda item

Request to speak at Committee meetings about agenda items that Park Board commissioners vote on.

We post agenda items within the week before the Committee meeting.

Request to speak using the online form below. The deadline is noon on the day of the meeting.

If you're unable to use the form, email your request to or phone 604-257-8158.

For each agenda item:

  1. Staff and consultants make presentations.
  2. The committee hears from speakers in the order they signed up.
  3. The commissioners discuss and vote on the recommendation.

It's difficult to predict when it'll be your turn to speak – especially for meetings with a lot of speakers – because:

  • Agenda items don't have start times
  • Agendas can be changed during the meeting

We recommend that you arrive at the start of the meeting.

You have 5 minutes to address the committee, even if you represent a organization, so we recommend being concise. The committee can change the 5-minute limit depending on the number of speakers.

State your name, organization (if you represent one), position on the recommendation (for or against), and rationale.

If you have written material to share with the committee, email it to and bring 10 copies to the meeting.

After you finish, any commissioner may ask you questions.