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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 Park Board ensures that Vancouver parks and recreation remains accessible and sustainable.

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, Park facility, or an item managed by the Park Board.

Latest news

Vancouver's John Hendry Park

Rental of 3030 Victoria Drive

July 18 2017 - The Vancouver Park Board and the City of Vancouver will be making a property a 3030 Victoria Drive—purchased for future park expansion—available for rent.

Vancouver's John Hendry Park

Park Acquisition Strategy and 3030 Victoria Drive

July 7 2017 - Get an update on the status of 3030 Victoria Drive, a City property intended to expand John Hendry Park (Trout Lake).

Park Ranger

Hot times, summer in the city

July 7 2017 - The summer sunshine makes Vancouver parks a perfect, summer playground. However, this weather increases the fire hazard in city parks.

Thornton Park

Canada Day Pot Protest to take place in Downtown Park Despite Lack of Permit

June 30 2017 - On the day of the event, park rangers will monitor Thornton Park along with the many other events taking place in our parks on Canada Day. Vancouver Police officers will be on-site to manage traffic and keep the peace.

Pump don't Dump: Free sewage pump-outs, extended hours and enhanced service at civic marinas

June 23 2017 - Learn how you can help improve water quality in False Creek this summer.

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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