City Parks
Enjoy Vancouver's great outdoors by exploring our stunning parks. From small neighbourhood green spaces to large destination parks and feature gardens, the Vancouver Park Board maintains more than 220 parks that make up 11% of Vancouver's land mass. Rain or shine, Vancouver's physical splendour can inspire you with many ways to stay active at the same time that it soothes you with its beauty.

Emery Barns Park

This small urban oasis offers many pleasant seating areas for eating lunch, reading a paper, or playing a game of chess. A fast-flowing stream culminates in a tiered fountain surrounded by pergolas and lush plantings. When the bright flowers of the summer have faded, mosaics in the streambed and next to the pathway continue to add colour throughout the winter. Emery Barnes Park was built in 3 phases. Phase 1, facing Richards Street, featuring a fountain, stream, benches and plantings. Phase 2 featured an off-leash dog park, a children's playground, seating areas, and an open lawn space surrounded by an oval pedestrian path. Phase 3 completes the park with an entry plaza at Davie and Seymour Streets, fully integrating Emery Barnes Park as a social gathering place for downtown residents. This portion of the park is defined by a pedestrian gateway framed by trees, shrubs, benches, trellises and chess board tables.
David Lam Park

This stunning downtown park is an intricate mix of active and passive recreation opportunities, all with views of False Creek and Yaletown. Sports courts and playgrounds are sheltered by lush plantings, and a large open lawn is perfect for kite flying, resting in the sunshine, or hosting an outdoor festival. David Lam Park is also home to several intriguing sculptures nestled along the waterfront

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