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Partners in Parks

Group of people planting a tree

The City of Waterloo's Partners in Parks program provides an opportunity for you to make a difference in your neighbourhood park. Through this program, we support many community-driven environmental activities held from May to October each year. 

Short-term activities

Short-term stewardship activities include a one-time two to three hour event in a neighbourhood park. Group leaders (18 years of age or older) can initiate a Partners in Park activity by registering on-line or completing this form.

Examples of short-term stewardship activities within a public park in Waterloo:

Long-term projects

Long-term stewardship projects generally involve ongoing maintenance throughout the spring to fall for up to five years. This step-by-step guide will help you organize a Partners in Parks project in your neighbourhood park. Start your Partners in Park long-term project by filling in this form.

Long-term project types within public parks in Waterloo:

  • Plant and maintain a mulched garden bed
  • Plant and maintain a vegetated buffer adjacent to your property backing onto the park
  • Mow grass on public greenspaces on a regular basis
  • Manage an invasive plant species known as garlic mustard
  • Install a little library or community message board
  • And other special projects upon request