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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2099 Beach Avenue 
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

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Latest news

Park Board modifies aquatic service schedules as lifeguard shortages continue

August 5 2022 - The ongoing lifeguard shortage has been affecting aquatic services across North America and, unfortunately, Vancouver is no exception.

Vancouver picklers invited to play at pop-up pickleball courts

July 12 2022 - Participate in a pop-up pickleball pilot from Thursday, July 14 to October 27.

Park Board highlights artist residency this World Listening Day

July 11 2022 - Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation will be highlighting our artist residency program this World Listening Day.

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