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Park Rules and Policies

Gender Equity Policy
The City of Vancouver and Clark County comply with Washington’s “Fair Play and Community Sports Act” that prohibits discrimination against any person in a community athletics program on the basis of sex. Contact the Vancouver Parks and Recreation director at 415 W. 6th Street, Vancouver, WA 98668, (360) 487-8311 or via email at parksrec@cityofvancouver.us with any questions or comments.

City of Vancouver Municipal Code
New in 2011 - No Smoking/tobacco in City of Vancouver parks. Ordinance 15.130

THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES ARE PROHIBITED in all parks, trails, plazas and undeveloped open spaces owned and/or operated by the City of Vancouver, unless otherwise posted or authorized with a Park and Facility Use Permit:

  • Conducting business (e.g. selling goods or services)
  • Amplified music
  • Littering/vandalism
  • Alcohol possession
  • Discharge of firearms
  • Use of tobacco products
  • Traffic/ATV/ORV
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Fires or camping
  • Horseback riding
  • Cruising & squirreling within motor vehicles
  • Diving, jumping or horseplay in parks with water access
  • Glass containers on beaches in parks with water access

Additionally, pets must be on a leash in all parks and undeveloped open spaces and owners must clean up after their pets and properly dispose of pet waste.

PARK IN DESIGNATED AREAS ONLY

Typical Hours of Operation:
City Parks: 5AM TO 10PM

Shelter and Gazebo Winter Hours
Effective January 1, 2015, City of Vancouver Shelters and Gazebos will be closed to the public from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Longer hours will resume on March 31, 2015. Click here for more information

For maintenance issues, please contact:
City parks: (360) 487-8177