City Profile
Prince George
Prince George

British Columbia
Population: 78675

  • At nearly 25 hectares, Prince George has the highest ratio of parkland per 1,000 people.
  • Prince George is one of 70% of cities that offers a community grant program for park projects.
  • At 46%, Prince George sits at the average ratio of parkland that is natural area.
  • In 2019, the first downtown park since 1994 opened as Wood Innovation Square.
  • A local seven-year old girl helped the city design a new playground by surveying other playgrounds in the city.
  • About three quarters of Prince George’s ball diamonds and sport fields are jointly maintained with non-profit sports associations.
Data 2020

24.3

ha parkland per 1000 people

1913 ha of total parkland

46%

of total parkland is natural area

876 total ha

12%

of parkland is environmentally significant/protected

238 total ha

6%

of total city land is parkland

32900 ha of total city area

4

Dog parks

3

Community gardens/urban farms

1-1.2

Parkland provision goal (ha per 1000 people)

Community Park: 1.0 ha per 1000 people

Neighbourhood Park: 1.2 ha per 1000 people

Yes

Policy to waive permit fees for groups with financial need?

Various community grants

Community grant program

$68

Parks operating budget per person

$5,333,386 total

$3,853,000

Total parks capital budget

$10,000

Total philanthropy/sponsorships

Yes

Provincially legislated tools available for parkland development

5% of development site or cash-in-lieu

¹Source: 2018 Statistics Canada

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