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Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

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2099 Beach Avenue 
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

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Connecting people to green space, active living, and community

The Vancouver Park Board is the only elected body of its kind in Canada. Formed in 1888 as a committee to manage the new Stanley Park, its history is as old as the city's itself.

It has exclusive possession, jurisdiction, and control over more than 230 public parks in Vancouver and a large public recreation system of community centres, pools, rinks, fitness centres, golf courses, street trees, marinas, playing fields, and more.

The elected nature of the Park Board and the strength and focus of its mandate have resulted in urban parks and recreation that today hold an enviable and esteemed position world-wide.

The Park Board's mission is to provide, preserve, and advocate for parks and recreation services to benefit all people, communities, and the environment.

Read the Park Board Strategic Framework (directions, goals, and objectives)  (2 MB)

Park Board commissioners

The 7 commissioners are elected at-large for a 4-year term to set the board's vision and policy.

Meetings and decisions

Find dates, agendas, reports, and live video for upcoming Park Board meetings, and more.

Contact the Park Board

Give feedback about a park, community centre, pool, rink, or other Park Board facility.

2014-2018 Park Board tribute

At the inauguration of our new Park Board on November 5, 2018, a video tribute was presented to the 2014-2018 Board.

It reflects the tremendous accomplishments of Park Board staff and our elected Park Board in the last four years. Please watch! 

Latest news

VanDusen Festival of Lights set to sparkle for 35th year

November 29 2019 - The enchanting VanDusen Festival of Lights is set to sparkle for another holiday season starting November 30, 2019.

Vancouver Park Board to begin annual rock scaling work in Stanley Park

November 15 2019 - Vancouver Park Board to begin annual rock scaling work in Stanley Park; portion of seawall to be closed

Glow in the Garden at VanDusen back for another season of Halloween fun

October 16 2019 - Embrace the Halloween spirit at VanDusen Glow in the Garden, an enchanted stroll through the lit-up display gardens.

Parks, gardens, and beaches

Visit one of our stunning parks, gardens, and beaches.

Facilities and schedules

Find fields, courts, golf courses, ice rinks, fitness centres, pools, water parks, marinas, and community centres.

Register for recreational lessons and classes

Register for recreation and leisure programs, classes, and lessons offered at our recreation facilities.