Mission and Values

In 1997, Clark County and the city of Vancouver consolidated their respective parks departments into the joint Vancouver Parks & Recreation Department. The department now provides recreation and sports programs for residents of all ages and manages nearly 1,587 acres of parkland, 90 parks, 20 miles of trails, a number of community facilities, including pools, a tennis/racquetball center, and community centers. The department is organized around three main lines of business:

    Recreation and Community Enrichment

        Marshall Community Center
        Luepke Center
        Firstenburg Community Center
        Vancouver Tennis Center


        Parks Design and Development
        Trails Planning
        Sports Fields Development
        Planning and Acquisition
        Resource Management

    Administration and Support Services

    Call (360) 487-8311

    •Vancouver Parks and Recreation Department Fact Sheet
    •Vancouver Parks and Recreation Department 2012 Annual Report