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

Vancouver’s first floating habitat brings biodiversity to Trout Lake

June 6 2022 - Vancouver’s first floating ecosystem will be assembled and launched onto Trout Lake as a pilot to improve biodiversity in John Hendry Park.

Stanley Park welcomes first heron chicks of the season

May 11 2022 - Thirteen newly hatched chicks have been identified through Stanley Park Ecology Society’s latest survey on the colony.

Park Board launches #MoveForHealthVan contest for Global Move for Health Day

May 10 2022 - To celebrate our parks and trails, we're hosting #MoveforHealthVan, a contest where residents can post about or log activity to win prizes.

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