Park People is an independent charity that builds stronger communities by animating and improving parks, placing them at the heart of life in the city.
As Canada’s first citywide park organization, we’re leading a renaissance for our parks, built around a simple principle: when communities get involved, parks get better.
Our Vision: A city where parks are at the heart of every community.
We support more than 100 community park groups, bringing them together with city staff, funders, businesses, and other partners to host events, plant more trees and gardens, build new park infrastructure, steward volunteers, and transform parks into dynamic community hubs.
We offer crucial training and mentorship, and share learnings through our Parks Summit and Park Talks. We get the word out on what’s new in parks through a network of over 5000 park enthusiasts, and through research and reports profiling challenges and opportunities.
Park People’s “How-To” Park Toolkit
Park People’s Park Toolkit, is a series of handbooks designed to help you host events at your local park. At the heart of our work is the belief that when communities get involved, parks get better. The Park Toolkit is your way to meet neighbours, strengthen community ties, and make good use of vital green spaces across Toronto.
From Our blog >
I recently took my son, Kahzmir, to Alexmuir Park where the Toronto Arts Foundation brought Shadowland Theatre to the park as part of their Arts in the Parks program. Shadowland was presenting ‘The Spirit of Our Park:’ a week of workshops with music,...read more
Yes, this is the week when Pokemon Go landed in parks with a mighty thump. You can choose to chase animated creatures, OR you can dance on a porch, invent a game, learn about trees in one of the city’s most spectacular parks or watch a movie in the open air....read more
This weekend, get folkie, footie, feasted or just frightened. Either way, get out there! Here’s our picks for this glorious long weekend. Be sure to check out our full events calendar for everything that’s happening in Toronto parks this weekend. Don’t forget...read more