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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

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.

Andy Livingstone Park sign

City of Vancouver and Park Board increase needle pickup efforts in Andy Livingstone Park

June 20 2017 - We have increased safety efforts in response to concerns of needles found in Andy Livingstone Park and Crosstown Elementary School.

SPLBC opening day 1919

Park Board partner celebrates 100 years of lawn bowling in Stanley Park

June 16 2017 - The Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club is celebrating its 100th anniversary just as it is undergoing a youthful transformation.

Northeast False Creek from the air

City and Park Board reveal concept plans for future of Northeast False Creek, including new park and removal of the viaducts

June 5 2017 - ‚ÄčThe City of Vancouver and Vancouver Park Board are taking among their last steps in public engagement to refine the area plan that will direct the future of Northeast False Creek.

Swim to Survive

Swim to Survive: Free drowning prevention program open to 2,000 children and youth

May 30 2017 - The Vancouver Park Board is expanding its partnership with the Lifesaving Society and Lifeguard Outreach Society to offer three days of Swim to Survive.

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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