Canada's city park network

The Park People Network connects and supports the community volunteers, city park professionals, and non-profit staff who activate the power of parks in cities across Canada.

As a part of this informal network, you’ll access knowledge, connections, and funding to bolster your awesome work in parks.

Who Can Join the Network?

Park advocates & volunteers:

  • Community park group volunteers including ‘park friends’ groups, and community organizers who work in Canada’s city parks

Park professionals:

  • Municipal park staff, city planners, non-profits, landscape architects and others who work in Canada’s city parks 

Why Join the Network?


  • Webinars and conference calls on topics like funding opportunities, new research, actionable park programming and partnership ideas
  • Priority registration for Park People events, including Summits, workshops and conferences
  • Early access to Park People’s latest research reports 
  • Curated resources including templates and sample agreements to support your work in parks


  • Add your park group or non-profit organizational profile to our map to recruit new volunteers and spread the word about your events and work
  • We facilitate connections between groups to foster learning and partnerships. We’ll make personal introductions to other Network members working on similar projects and challenges.


  • Park People delivers and administers a range of funding programs to its Network members across Canada
  • We’ll keep you up to date on the funding opportunities for park activation across Canada and help you get the insights you need to secure funding.


  • Free profile on Park People’s park opportunity finder to drive people to your social media feeds, volunteer opportunities and events
  • Receive Park People’s City Parks Post and have your work in parks profiled among park people across Canada

Join the Park People network

  • Tell us the park activities and opportunities you are interested in! We will use this info to develop new Park People resources and events.