Vancouver City Park Board
2099 Beach Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6G 1Z4
Put some lettuce into your vacation salad with a Vancouver park.
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Profile Last Updated: February 29, 2008
A city without parks is like a salad without lettuce, and it's the job of the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation to make sure Vancouver's parks are crisp and green and always clean. While they're at it, they provide a copious variety of fun and fitness facilities, and the beautiful surroundings in which to enjoy them.
Two from the List
If Stanley Park is at the top of your list, as it is with the Board's, you've got a good list. This evergreen oasis of 1,000 acres close to the heart of Vancouver's downtown core abounds in wildlife, tranquil coastal settings and attractions. The 130-acre Queen Elizabeth Park receives nearly six million visitors a year who marvel at its superior standard of garden plantings.
There are many other spectacular parks on the list, but don't forget the ice rinks, fitness centres, racquet courts, tennis courts, community centres, playing fields, aquatics, arts and community programs, golf and other outdoor activities. If it’s community- and recreation-related, the Vancouver Parks and Recreation Board is involved and cares about the quality of facilities and services delivered.