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Improving parks and recreation

Parks and recreation are vital to our quality of life in Vancouver.

Parks and recreation support the health of our communities, and contribute to the economic and environmental well-being of our city.  

A robust parks and recreation system is a key ingredient to making Vancouver a great city and a major part of city planning and development.

The Vancouver Park Board is continually working to improve parks, trails, and recreation facilities, designing and maintaining them to meet current and future community needs.

Tell us where you'd like a new bench, bike rack, play area, drinking fountain, washroom, or other feature in a Vancouver park.

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How we plan

The Vancouver Park Board's strategies and plans shape the future of Vancouver's parks and facilities.

How we design and build

Learn about new parks, restoration projects, path and seawall upgrades, playfields and sports courts projects, and recently completed parks.


Why Reconciliation matters to the Vancouver Park Board and the actions we're taking towards Reconciliation.

Featured strategies and projects

Trans, Gender Diverse, and Two-Spirit community

The Park Board is committed to creating safe environments for the Trans, Gender Diverse, and Two-Spirit community.

Greening the city

Explore the strategies that guide us in enhancing and taking care of essential natural places across the city.

Parks and recreation strategy

We're developing Vancouver’s Playbook, a new master plan for vibrant, healthy, and liveable parks and recreation for the next 25 years.

Northeast False Creek

A major waterfront park and open spaces to enjoy daily life, welcome big gatherings and events, and reflect our city’s rich heritage.

Naming our parks

Suggest names for our unnamed parks that the Vancouver Park Board recently built or acquired.

People, Parks, and Dogs

People, Parks, and Dogs is a strategy for creating safe, engaging park spaces for people with and without dogs.

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