Park People is an independent charity that builds stronger communities by animating and improving parks, placing them at the heart of life in the city.

As Canada’s first citywide park organization, we’re leading a renaissance for our parks, built around a simple principle: when communities get involved, parks get better.

Our Vision: A city where parks are at the heart of every community.

We support more than 100 community park groups, bringing them together with city staff, funders, businesses, and other partners to host events, plant more trees and gardens, build new park infrastructure, steward volunteers, and transform parks into dynamic community hubs.

We offer crucial training and mentorship, and share learnings through our Parks Summit and Park Talks. We get the word out on what’s new in parks through a network of over 5000 park enthusiasts, and through research and reports profiling challenges and opportunities.

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Park People’s “How-To” Park Toolkit

Park People’s Park Toolkit, is a series of handbooks designed to help you host events at your local park. At the heart of our work is the belief that when communities get involved, parks get better. The Park Toolkit is your way to meet neighbours, strengthen community ties, and make good use of vital green spaces across Toronto.

From Our blog >

Park Events Roundup: June 4

You can take a seat as part of #SitTO or if you feel like getting active, you can stand up and do some planting for community and butterfly gardens. This weekend is 100in1Day so be sure to get informed about the 100+ urban interventions happening across Toronto. Check... read more

People of Parks: Eleanor Jimenez

In this special series, Park People explores the people who make up the Park Friends movement. Each month, we will ask one park volunteer to share with us what inspires them to give their time and energy to city parks. This month, we talk to Eleanor Jimenez, who... read more

Park Events Roundup: May 26

There’s a creative spark in Toronto parks this weekend. You can experience it while learning how to Adopt a Tree in Regent Park, Picnicking with Newcomers in Dufferin Grove Park, while cycling along Bathurst Street and at a full on spring party with Milkweed for... read more