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 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 city and undeveloped open spaces, unless otherwise posted or authorized with a Park and Facility Use Permit:

  • Littering/Vandalism
  • Alcohol Possession
  • Discharge of Firearms
  • Traffic/ATV/ORV
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Fires or Camping
  • Horseback Riding
  • Cruising & Squirreling within motor vehicles
  • NO diving, jumping, horseplay (in parks with water access)
  • NO glass containers on beaches (in parks with water access)
  • Pets required to be on a leash. Owners MUST clean up after their pets.

Tobacco products are prohibited in all parks, trails and sports fields owned by the city of Vancouver.


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