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.
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September 21 2021 - Stanley Park will reopen to the public for full use today, following an extended closure due to the risk of encountering an aggressive coyote.
September 16 2021 - In celebration of the courageous acts of art-making during the global pandemic, the Vancouver Park Board presents Together and Apart.
September 7 2021 - The General Manager of the Park Board has issued an order that a section of CRAB Park will be temporarily closed for grounds remediation.