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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Connecting people to green space, active living, and community
March 3 2021 - The Vancouver Park Board is taking action to reduce the numbers of Canada geese populating city parks, beaches, and the seawall.
February 23 2021 - The Park Board's Heron Cam is once again live streaming with a birds-eye view of 40 nests until the end of the breeding season in August.
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation supports community groups with funding for projects that will creatively enhance parks
January 28 2021 - Eleven new projects that creatively enhance parks and build community connections have received funding.