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
The 7 commissioners are elected at-large for a 4-year term to set the board's vision and policy.
Find dates, agendas, reports, and live video for upcoming Park Board meetings, and more.
Give feedback about a park, community centre, pool, rink, or other Park Board facility.
2014-2018 Park Board tribute
At the inauguration of our new Park Board on November 5, 2018, a video tribute was presented to the 2014-2018 Board.
It reflects the tremendous accomplishments of Park Board staff and our elected Park Board in the last four years. Please watch!
July 31 2020 - Growing produce to feed hundreds of Vancouver families, as well as provide meaningful employment for chefs and kitchen professionals.
July 30 2020 - Programs and services focusing on children, youth, seniors, and food security, are scheduled to restart September 8 at 24 community centres.
July 27 2020 - The City and Vancouver Park Board are preparing to support residents with summer heat.
Visit one of the stunning parks, gardens, and beaches in Vancouver.
Find fields, courts, golf courses, ice rinks, fitness centres, pools, water parks, marinas, and community centres.
Register for recreation and leisure programs, classes, and lessons offered at our recreation facilities.