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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July 30 2021 - The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation will be temporarily closing Stanley Park from 10pm to 6am due to extreme fire risk.
City and Park Board activating additional heat safety measures in response to Environment Canada heat warning
July 28 2021 - We're putting additional measures in place as part of our heat response plan following the heat warning issued by Environment Canada.
July 23 2021 - Street and park trees will get some drought relief as emergency watering measures go into effect today to mitigate the impact of the summer heat.