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
November 24 2020 - The survey drew just over 11,000 responses. The majority said they'd like to see dedicated road space for cyclists and car-free days in the park.
November 8 2020 - Park Board recreation and sport activities impacted by new Public Health Orders.
November 4 2020 - The cherished holiday tradition for many families will run November 26 to January 1, 2021 (closed Christmas Day), 4pm to 10 pm nightly.