Park People Network

Strengthening Work in City Parks Across Canada

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

Using our national platform to advance best practices in park programming, community engagement, funding and operations

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.

Latest News

Our network newsletter shines a light on great projects, highlights upcoming funding and partnership opportunities, and gives you a chance to sign up early for Park People events.


Connections with other park people around the country or right in your neighbourhood for advice and support on your projects. Search our network map to find peers, or contact Park People directly.



Events, reports, media and social media that celebrate and amplify the work of Canadian city park champions, like you.

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?

  1. Register your group on the national park map
  2. If you’re city staff or a park professional sign up to stay connected to learning opportunities 


Founding Sponsor

National Network Stories:

TD Park People Grant Recipients: A Roundup

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...

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L’incidence des arbres fruitiers en milieu urbain

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...

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