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Park People is the catalyst for better parks across Toronto. Our parks are not as good as they should be and we know that when residents get involved, parks get better. That’s why we are working with nearly 100 park friends groups, city workers and other partners to plant more trees and gardens, fix broken infrastructure and get more people out celebrating their communities through parks.

Want to get involved in your local park? Find a park group near you! In a park group and looking for assistance? Check out our Park Group Help Centre!

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4 Nov 2014 - 6:00pm

How-To Handbooks for Community Park Events. Learn from the experts.

At our Park Toolkit Launch, we’ve invited city staff, Park People staff & community volunteers to host a series of roundtable discussions about campfires, picnics, nature events & movie nights in parks. Join the event to receive your copy of the Park Toolkit, ask questions and learn from volunteers and staff who have done these events before.

Park People Announces the Park Toolkit

Park People has announced the Park Toolkit, a series of handbooks developed 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.

Toronto Park Events Calendar

Find a community event in your local park on our Toronto park events calendar >

Announcing Catalyst Parks

Catalyst Parks is a pilot initiative to work intensively in parks in four Toronto Neighbourhood Improvement Areas: Rexdale, Bathurst/Finch, Flemingdon and Chester Le. Learn more >

Parks Platform 2014: Growing Parks From the Grassroots

Toronto is going to the polls on October 27, 2014 and parks need to be on the agenda. After listening to the ideas of park lovers around Toronto and doing our own research, we’re issuing a set of 10 ideas that will improve Toronto’s parks and are achievable in the next council’s term. Read Park People's Parks Platform: Growing Parks From the Grassroots >

Park People & LEAF launch Adopt-A-Park-Tree handbook

In cooperation with LEAF, we're proud to announce the Adopt-A-Park-Tree handbook, a guide to bringing this innovative park tree stewardship program to your local park. Learn more >

Announcing the TD Park Builders Program

Together TD Bank Group and Toronto Park People have developed a new initiative called the TD Park Builders Program which encourages community engagement and animation of vital community green space in Toronto’s Neighbourhood Improvement Areas and low-income communities. Learn more >

News Release: Ontario Trillium Foundation Joins the Weston Family Parks Challenge

The Ontario Trillium Foundation will collaborate with The W. Garfield Weston Foundation & Toronto Park People to invest in Toronto’s parks. Learn more >

Landmark Weston Family Parks Challenge

Up to $5 million in grants over the next three years will be available from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, working with Park People, to support innovative new park initiatives across the City of Toronto. Find out more about this exciting new funding program and how to apply here.

Download The Park Friends Group Guidebook

Learn how you can improve and activate your park! Whether you are starting a new Friends of the Park Group or hoping to improve an existing one, download our free, Park Friends Group Guidebook