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  • 488 (1) The Board shall have exclusive possession of, and exclusive jurisdiction and control of all areas designated as permanent public parks of the City in a manner prescribed in subsection (5) of this section, and such areas shall remain as permanent public parks, and possession, jurisdiction and control of such areas shall be retained by the Board; provided that such designation may be revoked or cancelled in accordance with the provisions of any agreement creating such designation pursuant to paragraphs (c) and (d) of subsection (5) of this section or, in the case of a designation, pursuant to paragraph (a) or (f) of subsection (5) of this section, by resolutions of both City Council and the Park Board where, in each case, the same was passed by an affirmative vote of not less than 2/3 of all the members thereof.
  • (2) The Board shall have exclusive possession of, and exclusive jurisdiction and control of all areas of the City that are designated by resolution of Council as temporary public parks. Resolutions designating areas as temporary public parks shall not be revoked except by a resolution of Council requiring the affirmative vote of not less than 2/3 of all members of Council.
  • (3) The Board shall have the custody, care and management to the extent prescribed by Council of such other areas belonging to or held by the City as Council may from time to time determine.
  • (4) The areas referred to in subsections (1), (2) and (3) of this section are referred to in this Part as “the parks”.
  • (5) Real property is designated as a permanent public park by
  • (a) a declaration as such by a resolution or by-law of Council;
  • (b) statutory appropriation of specific real property for park purposes;
  • (c) dedication by either a person or by the City by deposit of a subdivision plan in the Vancouver Land Registry Office;
  • (d) gift to the City for permanent public park purposes;
  • (e) covenant in a document transferring real property to the City indicating that the transferred lands are to be used for park purposes together with acceptance of same by the City;
  • (f) purchases made with funds borrowed with the assent of the electors under Part V for the acquisition of permanent public parks.
  • (6) Subject to the provisions of section 490, possession of, and exclusive jurisdiction and control of real property includes the authority to determine how such real property shall be used, what fees or rental charges may be established and imposed and, subject to sections 492 and 493, what improvements shall be made thereon, including the removal or demolition of any existing improvements.
  • (7) Exclusive jurisdiction and control of parks and the property comprising them also includes the power to prohibit the selling of anything, and the provision of services or performances of any type without the permission of the Board. In granting permission, the Board may impose such terms and conditions as it deems appropriate.
  • (8) Fees and charges established and imposed under this section may be different for different classes of persons and activities.

1978-41-28; 1988-67-9; 1993-54-73; 1994-52-165; 2023-16-35.