Stanley Park Seawall in autumn

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

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.

Read the Park Board's 10 Goals to Shape the Next 25 Years

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Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

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Latest news

Towering new art installation at Hastings Park invites you to climb, sit and enjoy the view

July 15 2024 - Home + Away, a new sculpture commissioned by the City's Public Art Program, is now open for all to enjoy at Empire Fields in Hastings Park.

Protecting Vancouver parks from wildfire starts with prevention

July 11 2024 - With recent hot, dry weather, the Parks Board is reminding the public of regulations and guidelines to help keep our parks safe.

Vancouver’s long-buried “First Creek” restored as part of Tatlow Park renewal

July 3 2024 - A long-buried creek under Kitsilano's Tatlow Park has been restored, thanks to a multi-year project led by the Board of Parks and Recreation.

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