Parks that bustle with activity have an energy you can feel. Busy, animated parks help make people happier, communities more connected and make cities thrive. But how do you create a lively city park? Park groups create awesome events that help people discover the potential of parks. Movie nights, park cleanups and festivals often provide people with a first glimpse of what’s possible for their park. However, park groups have repeatedly told us that there are few resources available to support the park events that make such an important impact.
That’s why Park People and TD Bank Group are thrilled to announce the new TD Park People Grants program which will provide essential funding to support park group events in parks and green spaces in cities including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. TD is providing funding as part of their TD Common Ground Project, which is dedicated to creating a legacy of healthy, vibrant and inclusive green spaces across CanadaPark groups are encouraged to apply to receive a $2,000 grant to host three events in their local parks between Earth Day (April 22) and New Year’s Eve 2018. Park People has put together park event ideas on topics to inspire groups to host events like movie nights, nature walks, pumpkin parades or an end of school party. See the TD Park People Grants program to learn more and apply. Applications are due March 5, 2018.
A huge thanks to TD Bank Group for being our partners in bringing these events to Canada’s city parks.