The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation looks after 250 public parks and beaches, VanDusen Botanical Garden, Bloedel Conservatory and a large public recreation system of community centres, pools, rinks, fitness centres, golf courses, street trees, marinas, sports fields, and playgrounds.
Our mission is to provide, preserve, and advocate for parks and recreation services to benefit all people, communities, and the environment.
Situated on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Nation, the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), we recognize the institution's colonial history and upholds a strong commitment to reconciliation and decolonization through greenspaces.
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Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
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Invasive beetle treatment set to resume this week
April 17 2023 - Treatment to remove Popillia japonica (Japanese beetles) from Vancouver’s parks and green spaces will begin this week.
Dive into your new role as a lifeguard in Vancouver!
April 17 2023 - Vancouver Aquatics Academy is a lifeguard and swim instructor training program where staff fosters positive relationships with participants.
We know. Jericho’s rabbits are cute – but please keep your distance!
April 5 2023 - Ahead of Easter weekend, we are appealing to the public not to release, feed or touch Jericho’s fluffiest locals for their sake – and yours.