Pacific Parklands Foundation is a registered charity founded in 2000 to support Metro Vancouver’s Regional Parks. We ensure that our park system – which now includes 22 regional parks, 2 ecological conservancy areas, 3 regional park reserves and 5 regional greenways, remains healthy and strong for future generations.
WHAT WE DO
While ongoing maintenance and operations are publicly funded by Metro Vancouver, the Foundation works with volunteer groups in the park system, as well as individuals and businesses, to bridge the gap between government funding and the pressing demands on the region’s recreation and conservation spaces. We encourage philanthropy and volunteerism, enrich communities, and protect valuable greenspace in Metro Vancouver regional parks.
WHERE WE WORK
Based in the Metro Vancouver area, Pacific Parklands Foundation serves all users of Metro Vancouver regional parks with the goal of educating the public about sustainability issues affecting the parks, and the benefits of an active lifestyle and healthy environment.
Since 2000 we have successfully completed more than 100 different projects and have collaborated with over 330 different companies, organizations, and individuals on projects.
OUR UNIQUE DIFFERENCE
We are the only charitable organization supporting our regional parks. With the number of visitors rapidly rising, the funding for our parks through taxes can’t keep up. The gap between visitors expectations and what the government is able to provide is widening. Our unique partnership with Metro Vancouver covers our administrative costs which means that virtually all of your donation goes directly to support and enhance your regional parks.
Congratulations Tania Deisinger, you are the winner of our 'Picture Perfect Parks' Photo Contest! This stunning photo was taken at Colony Farms regional park. Her description and photo will be featured in our upcoming March Newsletter. Thank you to everyone for entering! https://t.co/zHkUa2YH36
Our parks and green spaces are more important than ever to sequester carbon, especially if we aren't reducing our carbon emissions. The regional parks keep the Metro Vancouver area healthy, you don't even need to visit them to reap some benefits.