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Stanley Park Seawall in autumn

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

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's 10 Goals to Shape the Next 25 Years

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Park Board commissioners

The 7 commissioners are elected at-large for a 4-year term to set the board's vision and policy.

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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! 

Latest news

More outdoor recreation facilities to reopen in Vancouver for casual use

May 28 2020 - The Vancouver Park Board will begin reopening more than 320 outdoor recreation amenities across the city on Friday, May 29.

Parking to reopen at Vancouver beaches and parks starting today

May 22 2020 - Vancouver Park Board staff will begin reopening the majority of parking lots at parks and beaches.

Vancouver to delay outdoor pool openings, with swimming beaches unguarded

May 13 2020 - The Vancouver Park Board will delay the annual opening of its five outdoor pools and will not immediately provide lifeguards at its nine beaches.

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