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Activate Community Engagement in Urban Parks

Montreal Park Forum
Hosted: mai 27, 2022

Join the Montreal Park People Network for a fun and informative presentation on Mount Royal!

Take part in a themed walk, speak with a panel of municipal experts, participate in a collaborative workshop on the issues that matter to you, and enjoy a drink while networking with other park enthusiasts.

To this end, Ms. Caroline Bourgeois, who is in charge of the Service of large parks, Mount Royal, sports and recreation, Espace pour la vie, Jean-Drapeau Park and the East End of Montreal, will address the participants.




3:15 pm | Hike in Mount Royal Park (optional)

Take part in one of the three thematic walks in Mount Royal Park. What better way to get your feet on the ground before learning how to better collaborate with the municipality to facilitate community engagement in your parks!

Walk #1: Animation and user services

A walk meant to discover the activities and services offered to residents in Mount Royal Park and to get inspiration to develop new ones.

  • Starting and ending points: The ground floor of the Beaver Lake Pavilion
  • Points of interest: Visit the Kiosks and Kondiaronk Belvedere
  • Level of difficulty: Easy (main paths + buildings) 
Walk #2: Environmental stewardship

An inspiring walk to explore the conservation initiatives undertaken by les Amis de la montagne that contribute to enhancing the park’s natural areas.

  • Starting and ending points: The ground floor of the Beaver Lake Pavilion
  • Points of interest: Mount Royal ferns and swamps
  • Level of difficulty: Medium (secondary trails)
Walk #3: Community engagement

A walk that demonstrates the community’s commitment to Mount Royal Park as well as the environmental actions carried out by the residents in collaboration with les Amis de la montagne.

  • Starting and ending points: The ground floor of the Beaver Lake Pavilion
  • Points of interest: Mount Royal swamp and Sentinel areas
  • Level of difficulty: Medium (secondary trails)

 4:45 pm | Roundtable

Come talk to some experts from the City of Montreal’s parks to learn how to better collaborate on the protection, planning and animation of your parks and green spaces! 

6:15 pm | Workshop

Join the collaborative workshop to have a concrete discussion on the best ways to care for your parks and green spaces, in collaboration with the City of Montreal and other stakeholders. The workshop is organized in collaboration with the Centre d’écologie urbaine de Montréal (CEUM). 

You can choose from the following four themes: 

  • Green Parks: Protection of parks and green spaces
  • Engaged Parks: Community Engagement for and in parks 
  • Social Parks: Animation and planning for inclusive parks
  • Shared Parks: Park governance and collaborative management.

7:30 pm | Cocktail & Networking Event (optional)

Join us for the festive moment of the Forum!

This is a unique opportunity to discuss what you have learned during the second Forum of the Montreal Park People Network and to share your ideas and visions for the future of your urban parks.

The Montreal Park People Network

In partnership with

Park People
LesAamis de la montagne
Montréal Urban Ecology Centre
Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal

Generously supported by

The Gouvernement du Québec is proud to support the development of the Montreal Park People Network and the first-ever Montreal Park Forum. 

Hydro Flask
TD Ready Commitment
Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine du ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Habitation