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.
2099 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
Connecting people to green space, active living, and community
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation opening temporary separated bike path in Kitsilano Beach Park
May 6 2021 - The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is making safety improvements to Kitsilano Beach Park.
April 27 2021 - We're piloting 37 hectares of naturalized and wildflower meadows in parks, golf courses, and boulevards throughout Vancouver this year.
April 9 2021 - All existing tents, temporary shelters, and structures must be removed from Strathcona Park by 10am on Friday, April 30, 2021.