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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