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Parks can be very photogenic. Whether you’re sharing a photo of a smiling volunteer at your outdoor festival or a short video of snow falling on your park’s trees, Instagram is a great platform for park people like you. In fact, because park work is often so visual,...read more
Picture your favourite city park. Mine has a beautiful canopy of mature trees, a bocce court full of neighbours young and old, a community kitchen in a repurposed city building, and people draped over benches and lawns, relaxing and chatting. Yours might look more...read more
Whether you're 5 or 55, when you move to a new place, one of your first thoughts is about the people you'll find: "Will I be able to make new friends? Will they get me?" Park People's first Park Summit in a new city happened on Earth Day with Ecology Ottawa. We knew...read more
Help Clay and Paper Theatre and Park People create pollinator-themed art on Sundays in May & June. The awesome creations you make will be part of a public parade and festival on Sunday, June 18 in Bartlett Parkette to mark the start of pollinator week. The...read more
Every autumn, the people of the Renfrew Ravine neighbourhood in Vancouver are busy crafting lanterns for the annual Moon Festival. Under the stewardship of the Still Moon Arts Society, the park is lit up with lanterns and filled with community-led art projects. The...read more
Exploring innovative and creative ideas for parks and public spaces--in how we design, manage, and program them--is important, but these discussions often end up with this question: "Sure it sounds great, but how are we actually going to pay for that?" In Park...read more