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Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

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2099 Beach Avenue 
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

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Connecting people to green space, active living, and community

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.

Read the Park Board Strategic Framework (directions, goals, and objectives) PDF file (2 MB)

Park Board commissioners

The 7 commissioners are elected at-large for a 4-year term to set the vision and policy that guides services and programs.

Meetings and decisions

Find dates, agendas, reports, and live video for upcoming Park Board meetings, and minutes and video from past meetings.

Contact the Park Board

Tell us online if you have a problem, concern, question or comment about a park, facility, or an item managed by the Park Board.

Latest news

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Last day of advance voting tomorrow: October 17

October 16 2018 - Get details on voting places, planning for the random ballot, accessibility, and more.

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Make your vote count

October 12 2018 - Follow our tips to plan your vote, avoid lineups, practice voting, and more.

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Statement on WeChat messages and alleged vote buying

October 12 2018 - We are aware of messages circulating on WeChat from the Canada Wenzhou Friendship Society that appear to offer money in exchange for voting in Richmond, Burnaby, and Vancouver.

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Take the kids when you vote this weekend

October 11 2018 - Vancouver's youngsters get to have their say through the new Kids Vote program on October 13 and 14 at all advance voting places.

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Advance voting starts October 10

October 9 2018 - Eight days of advance voting takes place at 12 locations.

Parks, gardens, and beaches

Visit one of our stunning parks, gardens, and beaches. Rain or shine, our city's physical splendour can inspire and soothe you.

Facilities and schedules

Find Vancouver sports fields, courts, golf courses, ice rinks, fitness centres, pools, water parks, marinas, community centres, and gyms.

Register for recreational lessons and classes

Find and register for recreation and leisure programs, classes, and lessons offered at Vancouver recreation facilities.