About Park People

Park People’s helps people activate the power of parks in cities across Canada. We do this in several ways:



We link partners with a shared interest in city parks such as community park groups, city staff, funders, businesses, and other partners working to transform city parks



We build the capacity of Community Park Groups across Canada, providing them with training and mentorship to build their capacity to make a difference in Canada’s city parks



We build interest in the community park group movement by profiling all the latest in park news to our network of over 10,000 park enthusiasts, and through research and reports profiling challenges and opportunities.



We highlight creative approaches to parks as tools for city building through projects such as the Green Line, programs like Sparking Change that highlight what’s possible for our city parks



We produce research and regularly publish content that highlights best practices and insights to support thriving city parks.

The Bentway promised us a lot—and it’s delivering

When The Bentway (then Project: Under Gardiner) was announced back in the fall of 2015, people seemed to have one of two reactions. The first was excitement about the idea of a new public space underneath the elevated Gardiner Expressway, energizing an area that had...

The park people have spoken!

The park people have spoken! Responses from last year’s Park People Survey guide our work as we continue to help you make awesome things happen in city parks. We hope that the survey will also help you to see your work in a broader context.  What do park groups see as...

A Walk in the Park at Rowntree Mills

Park People recently launched A Walk in the Park, a program to establish community-led walking programs in parks across Toronto. The program will help train walk-leaders and support them in leading walks that connect older adults, seniors, and newcomers with easily...