Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
Creating and championing essential spaces
Parks, trails, events and recreation improve quality of life and contribute to a vibrant and connected Vancouver.
The City of Vancouver has a strong legacy of parks, natural areas and recreation dating back to the dedication of Esther Short Park in 1853. Since then, the community’s resources have grown dramatically.
- 2,246 acres of park land
- 82 parks
- 28 natural areas
- 20+ miles of trails
- 28 public art features
- 2 community centers