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

Latest news

Spanish Banks parking lot

Park Board adjusts seasonal pay parking at Spanish Banks

February 19 2018 - The Park Board is modifying plans to introduce peak season pay parking at Spanish Banks beaches in consideration of the extensive amount of public feedback.

Birds in Residence

Creative collaborations: Artists in Communities grants inspire neighbourhood art-making

February 16 2018 - Four new Artists in Communities projects offer Vancouver residents an opportunity to co-create with local artists.

Vancouver Aquarium

Park Board statement on BC Supreme Court ruling regarding cetaceans at Vancouver Aquarium

February 9 2018 - The Park Board is disappointed with the ruling and will be reviewing the reasons for judgment and considering its options going forward.

Police officer handing a youth a Positive Ticket

New Positive Ticket program empowers youth with free passes to pools rinks and fitness centres

February 6 2018 - The Vancouver Park Board and Vancouver Police Department are piloting a youth recognition and incentive program called Positive Ticket.

Vancouver Aquarium

Park Board responds to Vancouver Aquarium decision on cetaceans in captivity

January 18 2018 - The Vancouver Park Board applauds the Vancouver Aquarium's decision that it will end the importation and display of live cetaceans in Stanley Park.

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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