Shinrin Yoku: Markham’s new forest bathing trail

“The health of the watershed is directly linked to the health of the community. We need to experience joy in nature so that we willingly and enthusiastically direct ourselves towards sustainable living”, Marlise Eguchi, Parks Renaissance Planner

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Public toilets in parks: can we make them less crappy?

The topic may, at first blush, seem unimportant. But, make no mistake about it, public toilets are a major public health issue. In an excellent article, The Globe & Mail's Andre Picard commented that: "In Canada, we behave as if urination, defecation and...

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A water fight to bring a community together

“A declaration has been made! East has been challenged by the West to an all-out water fight on Canada Day. Bring your buckets and your water guns and all of the neighbours that you can gather!” This brazen challenge to a water fight was issued. It was the grand...

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Meet our newest Park People person in Montreal

I first discovered  Park People's work and the Park People Network in March 2017, in Calgary, in the middle of winter. It was like meeting a distant cousin for the first time. To be honest, this kind of professional love at first sight does not happen often. But, I...

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