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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Love to walk? You can be A Walk in the Park walk leader & help inspire your community to join accessible walking activities in local parks. We’ll provide the training and support to make your group a success. Visit A Walk in the Park to learn more. 

 

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. 

Latest News from Park People >>

New tools to promote the pulp out of your Pumpkin Parade

Turns out, 13 is a lucky number for Pumpkin Parades. 13 years after the first Pumpkin Parade was launched in Sorauren Park, Park People and Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation have created a suite of materials to help you promote your park's Pumpkin Parade. Using...

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Insider Tips to Make Your Pumpkin Parade Shine

November 1st is fast approaching and we want to make sure your Pumpkin Parade really shines. This made-in-Toronto phenomenon is now 13 years strong (nod to awesome Friends of Sorauren Park). Permit applications are due to the City of Toronto, Parks Forestry and...

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Welcome to Park People: Kayla Greenberg and Wendy Fox

Park People extends a warm welcome to Kayla Greenberg and Wendy Fox who join us as an interns from the University of Toronto's Geography program and Humber College's Advertising and Copywriting program. Kayla will be working with us on our new research projects and...

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A community-first approach to establishing your park group

The scariest time for community park groups is the beginning. When you're just one person with a good idea about the potential of your park, there's no knowing whether other people will 'show up' to make it happen. Faced with this possibility, Ana Cuciureanu parked...

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What TOcore means for downtown parks and public spaces

Years of work on TOcore, a new downtown Toronto master plan, are coming to fruition, including a new parks and public realm plan that will guide development of parks and public space in the downtown for years to come. The draft plan was released last week--and there's...

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Learn how to attract volunteers for your community park group with our workshop on Nov. 18 t.co/KCQHgeQ61j t.co/Nzdy0wQCbF

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Get back to your roots with this free native plant workshop! t.co/r8wyqghkwP t.co/HlGkqxLXW0

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The breath-taking Mosai plant sculpture exhibit in Ottawa-Gatineau breathes new life to the area.… t.co/Siys0snUa2

A solar-powered charging station might be a great idea for a city park project. t.co/HN7pS3nWbZ t.co/grL5qYAX6f

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