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January 31, 2024
The transition to moving management of Vancouver’s parks and recreation to the city follows a motion at the end of 2023 to dissolve the elected park board.
“This step is long overdue. The current system is broken, and no amount of tweaking will fix it. Bringing parks and recreation under the direct oversight of city council aligns us with how it’s done in every other city in the country,” Sim said in a statement.
The members of the transition group are:
“The working group members announced today bring a wealth of experience and knowledge, ensuring a smooth transition. This change is about managing these spaces more effectively, not compromising them. It’s about prioritizing the needs of all Vancouverites and ensuring our parks and recreation facilities can serve our community to their fullest potential,” Sim added.