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?
If you’re passionate about Canadian city parks, you’re eligible to join the Park People Network. Membership is open to city park champions including ‘park friends’ groups, municipal park staff, non-profit organizations and interested citizens.
How do I join the network?
- Fill in the form below
- If you’re a community park group, add your group’s profile to the national map
Park People will follow up once we’ve received your information.
National Network Stories:
When asked about fruit trees many urbanites will list problems with messy fruit, wasp allergies, and wildlife bandits. In spite of this, edible parks and public food forests have been popping up in urban centers and small cities alike. This new perennial community...read more
Hamilton, Ontario. 1897. Les cyclistes locaux ou « conducteurs à deux roues » réclamaient une piste cyclable du centre-ville au secteur riverain. On a tracé un parcours en diagonale dans le plan quadrillé des rues, qui suivait la conduite d’eau souterraine installée...read more
Since 1994, there have been 19,400 cleanups that have collected more than 1.2 million kg of trash across Canada’s shorelines. Organizing a shoreline cleanup is an easy first event for a park group, and many long-term groups do cleanups every year. Your...read more