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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.

Park Board 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

Produce at farmers market

Vancouver’s 5,000 neighbourhood food initiatives add to a growing local food system

July 19 2018 - The City has exceeded its local food target with the creation of more than 5,000 food projects, two years earlier than expected.

Corpse flower

“Uncle Fester” corpse flower now in full and fetid bloom at Bloedel Conservatory

July 16 2018 - A putrid spectacle is now underway at Bloedel Conservatory where the Park Board’s rare titan arum or corpse flower is now in full bloom.

Symphony at Sunset

Stage is set for Symphony at Sunset on Saturday

July 13 2018 - The Vancouver Park Board and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will present the first free, open-air concert at Sunset Beach Park on Saturday, July 14.

Rendering of Oakridge Park on the roof of Oakridge Mall

Park Board approves new nine acre roof-top park for redeveloped Oakridge Centre

July 10 2018 - The Park Board has approved a concept plan for a 9-acre park will be the first of its kind in Vancouver, located on the roof of a redeveloped Oakridge mall.

Corpse flower

Rare corpse flower set to bloom at Bloedel Conservatory

July 10 2018 - The corpse flower, a rare, exotic tropical plant known for its putrid bouquet, is set to bloom at Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park.

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.

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