Park People is an independent charity that builds stronger communities by animating and improving parks, placing them at the heart of life in cities.

Our Vision: Cities where parks live at the heart of communities


As Canada’s first citywide park organization, we’re leading a renaissance for our parks. We build the capacity of community park groups, link partners with a shared interest in city parks, cultivate interest in the city parks movement, lead projects that highlight creative approaches to city parks and produce research that highlights possibilities for city parks. Learn More ➜

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2016 Pumpkin Parades

Toronto, Find Your Pumpkin Parade! Be part of a great Toronto tradition that started in Sorauren Park more than 10 years ago. This year, there are 34 Pumpkin Parades scheduled at parks across Toronto. It’s a great way of stretching Halloween fun a day longer....

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What’s Happening in City Parks Across Canada?

A strategy to make ravines more accessible while preserving crucial biodiversity. A new road mural, painted by kids, to add even more vibrancy to a great neighbourhood. A visionary new park built on top of rail infrastructure. Exciting things are happening in Toronto....

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The Benefits of Getting Out of your Park Comfort Zone

Toronto is a big city made up of many distinct neighbourhoods. For most of us, our lives generally revolve around local friends, businesses, and the public spaces that are close to home. Travelling to other neighbourhoods, however, offers new perspectives on...

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  • Today's rain is a perfect reminder of Saturday's free Rain Garden Talk and Tour here at the Arb. Come out and learn how to build a beautiful garden at your home or business that's designed to absorb and filter excess rainwater. Run by Toronto and Region Conservation, the event starts at 10am and includes a free Greening Your Grounds guide. All the details are on our website or Facebook page, or go straight to to register.
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Be part of 1st National park event for PEOPLE who ♥ City Parks. Many Bursaries available thanks to

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New workshops from @Park_People on fundraising, volunteer engagement, marketing/social media, & more…