Parks, Culture & Community Services

The Parks, Culture & Community Services Division provides a broad continuum of services and programs, from community recreation facilities and parks, special events and festivals, cultural facilities and programs, to trails and natural spaces. Parks & Community Services is committed to engaging the community to meet the diverse needs of residents.

Parks Department

The Parks Department manages and maintains over 140 parks, including natural  areas, sport amenities, playgrounds, the Seawalk, over 100 kilometres of urban and wilderness trails, Ambleside Par 3 and Gleneagles golf courses, a cemetery and public beaches.

Andrew Banks
Senior Manager of Parks


General enquiries

604-925-PARK (7275)

Cultural Services

The Arts & Culture Department promotes and cultivates artistic talent within the community, and offers art and music programs for all ages at its community centres. The District showcases art, theatre, music and literature at the following cultural facilities:

Ferry Building Gallery

West Vancouver Museum

Public Art

Doti Niedermayer
Senior Manager of Cultural Development



Community Services

The Community Services Department offers programs and services ranging from support and outreach to health, fitness and leisure programs. The West Vancouver Community Centre and Aquatic Centre, Gleneagles Community Centre, Ice Arena and Seniors’ Activity Centre provide programs and services for residents of all ages and abilities. The department also oversees the following community development initiatives:

  • Access and Inclusion
  • West Vancouver Child and Family Hub
  • specialized leisure services
  • Community Grants Program
  • child care and family services
  • youth and seniors outreach services

Jill Lawlor
Senior Manager of Community Services


Special Events & Filming

West Vancouver is known for festivals that bring the community together to celebrate arts and culture, different seasons, our history, ethnic diversity, and our civic and national pride. Summer is the prime season for festivals and events, but they take place throughout the year. Our highest-profile events are Community Day, Canada Day and the Harmony Arts Festival. Citizens are encouraged to get involved in festivals and events as participants or as volunteers.

Christie Rosta
Manager of Specials Events & Filming




Sue Ketler 
Director of Parks, Culture & Community Services


General Parks enquiries, to report a Parks problem or place a service request

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