Parks, Recreation & Culture Services

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Parks, Recreation and Culture (PRC) Services is one of the most diverse areas within the City, with responsibility for the planning and delivery of PRC services, programs and events at City parks and community centres.

Work is carried out by the following divisions:

  • Community Recreation & Culture Services
  • Park Services
  • Park Planning & Urban Forestry
  • Policy & Business Services
  • Recreation & Culture Facilities Planning

The Department also liaises with community organizations and cultural groups to deliver programs and events.

Community Recreation, Arts & Culture Services

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing a range of PRC services including aquatics, arena and racquet sports, recreation programs, festivals and events, and arts and heritage

Park Services

Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing the City’s landscaping, fields and parks
  • Promoting community beautification
  • Providing outdoor recreation and Park Spark programs

Park Planning & Urban Forestry

Key responsibilities include:

  • Planning and designing future parks
  • Overseeing GIS mapping
  • Managing the City’s cemetery, trails, urban forest and green spaces
  • Administration of Tree Management Bylaw

Policy & Business Services

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing policies and conducting strategic and business planning
  • Managing facility bookings and point-of-sale systems
  • Securing strategic partnerships and corporate sponsorship

Recreation & Culture Facilities Planning

Key responsibilities include:

  • Collaboratively developing strategic and capital plans for existing and future recreation and culture facilities
  • Managing the planning phase for new and upgraded recreation, culture and community facilities

Department Head
General Manager – Donnie Rosa

Contact Information
Phone: 604-927-3538
Email: (only monitored during regular business hours)

Report urgent concerns: 604-927-6300 (business hours) or 604-927-3500 (after hours)

Program Information
Phone: 604-927-4FUN (4386)