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

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 Help make Toronto a pollinator-friendly city. Park People, in partnership with the City of Toronto and local residents, is inviting community members to volunteer to help populate the Green Line with a series of pollinator gardens.

Deadline to apply is May 4.


In Canada, 86 percent of the population lives in cities. City parks were once thought of as places to escape urban life. Today, they help define it, and are inextricably linked to our quality of life. Understand parks’ capacity to make cities better in our Why City Parks matter resource page.


Wherever you live in Canada, the new online guide will help you learn how to get involved with your existing local park group and the step-by-step process you can follow to launch a new one. Get started now. 

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How to Make Instagram Work for You

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,...

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The Path Forward: What our City Parks Need Most

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...

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Ottawa’s Park Summit Drives 3 Key Lessons Home

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...

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Join Pollinator art workshops on Sundays in May & June

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...

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3 Creative Stewardship Ideas for Your Park

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...

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How do we pay for parks?

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...

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Great piece on potential for food in public spaces from @wrobertsfood

See all the 2017 rankings of US city parks from @tpl_org

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Walk the Green Line with @jaketobin as part of Doors Open Toronto May 27 & 28