About Park People

Park People is a Canadian charity that supports and mobilizes people to help them activate the power of parks to improve the quality of life in cities across Canada.

We support a national network of park group volunteers and community organizers, non-profits, park professionals, and funders across Canada, through networking events, grants, toolkits, research, resources, and professional services.

Founded in 2011, Park People has since helped community park groups undertake more than 3,000 events supported by 23,000 volunteers. Thanks to our generous donors, we have directed investments of more than $6 million in parks and park programming.

Through support from the Weston Family Foundation, we’re able to bring you the fourth edition of our annual Canadian City Parks Report. The report tracks challenges, trends, and opportunities in Canadian city parks both through numbers and the stories that inspire action, progress, and shared learning.

Could you use Park People’s support in activating the power of parks in your community? Whether you’re a park professional, a non-profit organization, or city staff, check out our professional services to learn more. Or you can email us to chat.

Are you a park person? There are lots of ways to get involved:

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