The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation looks after 250 public parks and beaches, VanDusen Botanical Garden, Bloedel Conservatory and a large public recreation system of community centres, pools, rinks, fitness centres, golf courses, street trees, marinas, sports fields, and playgrounds.
Our mission is to provide, preserve, and advocate for parks and recreation services to benefit all people, communities, and the environment.
Situated on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Nation, the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), we recognize the institution's colonial history and upholds a strong commitment to reconciliation and decolonization through greenspaces.
2099 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
Connecting people to green space, active living, and community
December 5 2023 - The Polar Bear Swim event, one of Vancouver's most beloved New Year’s traditions, is once again making a splash on January 1, 2024.
November 29 2023 - Major arterial routes including the Stanley Park Causeway will be temporarily restricted to allow the urgent removal of trees.
November 29 2023 - The Park Board has approved fee increases for 2024 as recommended by Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation staff.