Stanley Park Seawall in autumn

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

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.

Read the Park Board's 10 Goals to Shape the Next 25 Years

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Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

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Park Board announces new creative hubs for artist collectives, local food and environmental groups

January 13 2023 - Park Board is pleased to welcome four exciting new residencies in parks across the city as part of its much-loved Fieldhouse Activation Program.

Annual Polar Bear Swim is back with a splash

December 14 2022 - The Polar Bear Swim, one of Vancouver's traditions, will go ahead on Sunday, January 1, 2023, for the first in-person swim in three years.

West End Community Centre wows with revamped fitness facility

November 17 2022 - The fitness centre at the West End Community Centre is now open, following some fresh renovations.

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