2099 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
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.
The Park Board ensures that Vancouver parks and recreation remains accessible and sustainable.
Find dates, agendas, reports, and live video for upcoming Park Board meetings, and minutes and video from past meetings.
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.
March 15 2017 - VanDusen Garden receives a ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designation in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.
March 14 2017 - The Pacific great blue herons are back for the 17th year and are now starting to claim nests in the colony located across from the tennis courts and above the parking lot at 2099 Beach Avenue in Stanley Park.
March 10 2017 - The Park Board directed staff last night to amend a park bylaw that pertains to cetaceans in city parks in order to prohibit the importation and display of live cetaceans in Vancouver parks. The Board asked staff to bring forward the amended bylaw for review no later than May 15.
February 14 2017 - The Vancouver Park Board is raising the Canadian flag at Bloedel Conservatory and celebrating National Flag of Canada Day on February 15.
January 31 2017 - Participate in our consultation on draft recommendations for the People, Parks, and Dogs strategy: creating safe, engaging park spaces for people and dogs.
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Find and register for recreation and leisure programs, classes, and lessons offered at Vancouver recreation facilities.