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
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation supports community groups with funding for projects that will creatively enhance parks
January 28 2021 - Eleven new projects that creatively enhance parks and build community connections have received funding.
January 22 2021 - The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is launching a public education campaign to educate the public about co-existing with coyotes.
January 19 2021 - Pirate ships, tree houses, trampolines, hill slides, play kitchens, and spider web nets are keeping children entertained at six new playgrounds.