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Friends of Waterloo Park

The Friends of Waterloo Park are a group of volunteer citizens who work closely with the Waterloo Park Advisory Committee and city staff to identify, promote and raise funds for key projects identified within the Waterloo Park master plan. The Waterloo Park master plan directs a long-term vision for the park over the next 20-plus years. It is intended to keep the park's programs and infrastructure current with the evolving needs of the community, which include an aging population, increased density, diverse cultural interests and the ever-changing focus of recreation uses and aesthetics.

The goals of the Friends of Waterloo Park include:

  • raising the profile of the park among city residents and the wider region;
  • supporting the development of new programs and events in the park;
  • raising funds to accelerate implementation of key features of the Waterloo Park master plan;
  • proposing practical, sustainable recognition methods of commemoration of donations, initiatives and achievements in the park; and
  • promoting volunteerism and engaging residents in community building.

Get involved!

There are a number of ways that you can take part in the stewardship of this jewel of our city. Volunteer to lend a hand at one of the great events we have planned, join the Friends of Waterloo Park committee, or consider donating to or sponsoring one of our upcoming projects. For more information about the Friends of Waterloo Park and the various volunteer positions, download the terms of reference. Interested in donating to or sponsoring an event, contact fowp@waterloo.ca.

Join the Friends of Waterloo Park committee!

Opportunities to volunteer on the Friends of Waterloo Park committee take place this January. The committee is looking for a chair person, a communications team, fundraising and sponsorship teams, and event planners. For details and to appy, visit the volunteer opportunity page of our website or e-mail fowp@waterloo.ca. The deadline for applications is Jan. 31, 2018.

Upcoming events and projects

  • Waterloo Park litter clean-up
    • Fri., April 20, 2018 (Earth Day)
    • Come out for a 20-minute clean-up anytime between 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
    • Details about meeting location is yet to be determined. If you are interested, e-mail fowp@waterloo.ca
  • Invasive species removal 
    • Wed., May 16, 2018 - 5 to 7:30 p.m.
    • Meet by the large natural area in front of Eby Farmhouse (Potter's Workshop). All are welcome!
  • Celebrating Waterloo Park's 125th anniversary 
    • Sun., Aug. 19, 2018
    • Time and location are still to be determined. If you are interested in helping out e-mail fowp@waterloo.ca

More information

Photo Gallery: Friends of Waterloo Park will appear here on the public site.