Friends of Beverly Glen
Beverly Glen Park is a 2.6-hectare park located near Finch Ave East and Pharmacy Ave. The park is located near the Beverly Glen Junior Public School. It is an inner suburban table land park with a small hill about three quarter ways into the park. There are grove of trees at the edge of the park, which creates a shaded area for the park community. The east part of the green space belongs to the school and the west is the actual Beverly Glen Park which is permitted by Parks, Forests and Recreation.
The park consists of a playground and a baseball diamond that is located throughout the school property. Many users of the park use these facilities for recreational use. Additionally, behind the baseball diamond there is a small basketball court that is used by the school and the public.
The Friends of Beverly Glen Park is a volunteer group that started in the Spring of 2017. It is made up of core community leaders, parents and youth. The Friends group takes care of the Beverly Glen Outdoor Greening Classroom over the summer when the school is closed. The outdoor classroom includes a native flower garden, food gardens and young native trees.
The group also hosts events in the park all year round, including Earth Day clean-ups, pumpkin parades and Arts in the Parks events attracting between 100 and 500 people. They work closely with the artists to ensure successful events that reach the local community.
The neighbourhood includes a mix of single-family homes, townhouses, high-rise apartments, condominiums and low-rise buildings. Bridlewood Mall is a short walking distance from the park. Beverly Glen neighbourhood is a diverse community with newcomers from China, Hong Kong, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and India. The predominant language spoken in the community is Mandarin. Friends of Beverly Glen Park has helped the artists in the past to translate their material to Mandarin and to ensure there is interpretation at all events. Friends of Beverly Glen Park would recommend events in this park be held on the weekend when most working families are available for outdoor activities in the afternoon or evening.
Please note: portable washrooms are required.
No amplified sound after 8 pm. No set-up on sports fields.
Parks we work in:
- Beverly Glen
Things we do:
- environmental education
- environmental restoration
- nature walks
- tree planting
We're looking for volunteers in these areas:
- Regular volunteers
- Occasional volunteers