Park People unites and supports a growing network of city park champions across Canada. We are the only nationwide organization dedicated to animating and improving city parks.
We are committed to:
Supporting and connecting the people committed to citizen-led park engagement
Collaborating with municipalities and other partners to address the need for great parks in our growing cities
Photo by Sarah Gladki, Toronto Arts Council
Park People supports network members by providing:
Resources to strengthen your work in city parks including workshops, webinars and conference calls. Direct support from Park People rooted in our knowledge of best practices and on-the-ground experience working with groups like yours.
Who can join the network?
The Park People Network supports community groups including volunteer park groups, local agencies, resident associations, and not-for-profit groups active in their local park.
How do I join the network?
- Register your group on the national park map
- If you’re city staff or a park professional sign up to stay connected to learning opportunities
National Network Stories:
In 2013, Marpole Oakridge Family Place, a Vancouver agency that primarily supports children's literacy, was asked to step up when the Marpole Place Neighbourhood House, known as the community’s “living room” for local seniors, flooded and was rendered unusable. MOFP...read more
Today, more Canadians live alone than in any other time in our history. A recent Environics survey conducted by TD Bank Group found that 34% of Canadians don’t feel included in their communities. These figures show that we need to be more deliberate about fostering...read more
Plus tôt cette année, Wayne Roberts, auteur et analyste sur la politique alimentaire canadienne, a expliqué à quel point la nourriture est un puissant rassembleur dans l’espace public. Cet été, j’ai demandé à Anita Gregory, directrice générale de la Food Security...read more