National Network

Strengthening Work in City Parks Across Canada

Park groups across the country are doing incredible work in their city parks. Park People believes that with a strong network of peers and partners to support them, they can accomplish even more. That’s why we are creating a national network that will:

Provide Resources

Provide online resources and training park groups need to succeed

Strengthen Relationships

Build connections to ensure great park ideas spread across the country

Host Events

Create events that shine a light on what’s happening in Canadian city parks. Starting with our National Conference in March, 2017.


Speak up for parks

Build a strong, collective national voice in support of Canada’s city parks

Are you part of a community group working in Canadian city parks? Do you work for a city or non-profit that supports community engagement in city parks?

We’d love to hear from you! Tell us what you would like to see from a national  network and how we can help realize your vision for your city parks:


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National Network Stories:

Ottawa’s Park Summit Drives 3 Key Lessons Home

Whether you're 5 or 55,  when you move to a new place, one of your first thoughts is about the people you'll find: "Will I be able to make new friends? Will they get me?" Park People's first Park Summit in a new city happened on Earth Day with Ecology Ottawa. We knew...

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3 Creative Stewardship Ideas for Your Park

Every autumn, the people of the Renfrew Ravine neighbourhood in Vancouver are busy crafting lanterns for the annual Moon Festival. Under the stewardship of the Still Moon Arts Society, the park is lit up with lanterns and filled with community-led art projects. The...

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5 more reasons to celebrate Ottawa’s city parks

Earlier this week I shared five reasons to celebrate Ottawa’s city parks as we look forward to Ottawa’s first Park Summit this Saturday April 22 (register for this free event here). But as I spoke with people in Ottawa, I kept finding more inspiring examples of how...

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