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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Sunday June 18, get your buzz on with a pollinator parade and pageant on the Green Line. Join Park People and Clay and Paper Theatre for Bee Line on the Green Line.  Join us for costumes, music, dance, crafts and so much more in celebration of the start of Pollinator Week. Register now.

 

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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Parklines: Canada’s City Park Headlines

PARKLINES is a curated list of must-read news for Canada's city park people.  Subscribe to Park People's National Newsletter to receive these in your inbox on a regular basis. Send along your city park articles and finds for inclusion in this weekly post. Send to...

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Why we’re buzzing about bees

It’s pollinator week, which means it’s time to celebrate everything that tweets, buzzes, and flaps. Now if this was last summer and a bee was to find its way into the Park People office, I would be the first to dive under my desk screaming kill it kill it! But since...

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Butterflies, bees and birds take over the Green Line

Sunday's Bee Line on the Green Line Parade and Pageant paid blissful homage to all creatures that pollinate. The parade was our way of celebrating the native pollinator gardens that have been planted all along the Green Line. Park People, Clay and Paper Theatre and...

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Parklines: Canada’s City Park Headlines

PARKLINES is a curated list of must-read news for Canada's city park people.  Subscribe to Park People's National Newsletter to receive these in your inbox on a regular basis. Send along your city park articles and finds for inclusion in this weekly post. Send to...

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Food in parks: why it’s a winning combination

“Food and parks go together like a horse and carriage.”  That’s how my dialogue with Wayne Roberts, Canadian food policy analyst and writer, began. As Roberts, former head of the Toronto Food Policy Council, starts talking about farmers markets, bake ovens, street...

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How to Use Print Media to Promote your Park Activities

There is no better way to promote events than through an eye-catching poster or flyer. Well-placed promotional print pieces attract people that live closer to your park and should be used in combination with social media to reach multiple audiences. Here are our tips...

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