Stanley Park Seawall in autumn

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

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's 10 Goals to Shape the Next 25 Years

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Latest news

Steve Kellock to lead recreation for Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

June 18 2021 - Steve Kellock is joining the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation as Director of Recreation next month.

Roses are a riot of colour in Stanley and Queen Elizabeth parks and VanDusen Botanical Garden

June 18 2021 - June is the month of roses and they are in full bloom now at Stanley and Queen Elizabeth parks and VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Pools, lifeguards, and On Water pilot: outdoor aquatic season back with a splash

May 18 2021 - We will open four outdoor pools, staff ten beaches with lifeguards, and launch the On Water pilot for people to safely enjoy this summer.

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