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.
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Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
Connecting people to green space, active living, and community
The 7 commissioners are elected at-large for a 4-year term to set the board's vision and policy.
Find dates, agendas, reports, and live video for upcoming Park Board meetings, and more.
Give feedback about a park, community centre, pool, rink, or other Park Board facility.
2014-2018 Park Board tribute
At the inauguration of our new Park Board on November 5, 2018, a video tribute was presented to the 2014-2018 Board.
It reflects the tremendous accomplishments of Park Board staff and our elected Park Board in the last four years. Please watch!
June 30 2020 - Clubhouses at golf courses reopen July 3 with reduced hours and offerings and 12 concession stands reopen in phases from July 7 until July 15.
June 25 2020 - Day camps are set to begin operating this summer at 18 neighbourhood parks in Vancouver and VanDusen Botanical Garden.
June 22 2020 - The Vancouver Park Board is opening four outdoor pools, 10 spray parks, and staffing nine Vancouver beaches with lifeguards this summer.
Visit one of the stunning parks, gardens, and beaches in Vancouver.
Find fields, courts, golf courses, ice rinks, fitness centres, pools, water parks, marinas, and community centres.
Register for recreation and leisure programs, classes, and lessons offered at our recreation facilities.