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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Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
Connecting people to green space, active living, and community
January 22 2021 - The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is launching a public education campaign to educate the public about co-existing with coyotes.
January 19 2021 - Pirate ships, tree houses, trampolines, hill slides, play kitchens, and spider web nets are keeping children entertained at six new playgrounds.
December 16 2020 - The annual Polar Bear Swim will go ahead in 2021, but with an adjustment for physical distancing.