The Vancouver Park Board is one of the only elected bodies of its kind in Canada. As with all other civic elected posts in the City of Vancouver, seven Park Board Commissioners are elected every four years.
The last civic election took place in November 2014 and the next election will be held in October 2018.
The Park Board generally holds public meetings every two weeks, with a committee meeting followed by a regular board meeting. The meetings take place at the Park Board Administration Office located at 2099 Beach Avenue in Stanley Park, and are also available for online viewing via the Park Board's live webstream.
Monday, May 1, 7:00pm - Committee and Regular Board
Vancouver Park Board Administration Office, 2099 Beach Ave
See a full list of this year's Park Board meetings including agendas, reports, and minutes.
For further information or to hear a recording of the agenda, call the Meeting Line at 604-257-8158.
Agenda topics are typically made available within the week prior the the scheduled meeting.
Delegations wishing to speak at a Committee meeting must sign up prior to noon on the day of the meeting. You'll need to provide your name, the agenda topic you wish to speak to, and if you are representing a particular group or organization.
Regular Board meetings are held approximately two Mondays a month, following Committee meetings. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Speakers are not heard at Regular Board meetings, but instead at the Committee meetings held in advance of the Regular Board meetings.
If you want to speak to an item on the Board agenda, you will be referred to a Committee meeting.
Park Board Committee meetings are to be determined. Everyone is welcome to attend.
If you want to speak to the Committee about an agenda item, you must register to speak by 12 noon on the day of the scheduled meeting. Speakers are given a five-minute time limit.
In-camera meetings are meetings that are closed the public because of the sensitive nature of information under discussion.
The Park Board is authorized to hold in-camera meetings only under the circumstances set out in section 165.2 of the Vancouver Charter.
In-camera meetings are held most often after a Regular Park Board meeting. They are closed to the public.
Special Park Board meetings are held to deal with emerging issues. Meetings are held in the boardroom of the Park Board Administration office unless otherwise noted.
Meetings are held as the need arises and everyone is welcome to attend.
If you want to speak to the Park Board about an agenda item, you must register to speak by 12noon on the day of the scheduled meeting.
There are seven commissioners on the Park Board.
If you want to speak about an issue to the Park Board, you need to register in advance of the Park Board meeting. Find out how to speak at a Park Board meeting.
Scheduled evening meetings at the administration office at 2099 Beach Avenue are held to discuss staff reports, review Board policy and projects and plan for the future.
See a full list of Park Board meetings from 1995 until now including agendas, reports, and minutes.