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Partners in Parks long-term park projects

Long-term opportunities for park enhancement generally involve ongoing maintenance throughout spring to fall for up to five years on a renewable term basis.

Options include:

  • host a sponsored community planting event in the fall involving the planting of large 10 gallon trees (involves on-going maintenance for one year after planting)
  • plant and maintain a mulched garden bed
  • plant and maintain a 2 metre maximum vegetated living fence buffer adjacent to your property backing onto the park
  • mow grass on public greenspaces on a regular basis
  • manage an invasive plant species (i.e. garlic mustard or Japanese knotweed)
  • purchase and maintain a little library or community message center

For long-term projects, complete the application form by:

  • January 31 for a spring or summer project (May 1 – August 31)
  • May 31 for a fall project (September 1 – October 31) 

Contact information

Provide contact information for two adults (from separate households) who are interested in coordinating the park project.  Refer to the Volunteer Position Description and Partners in Parks program guide for details on roles and responsibilities.

Upon approval of your project, you will be required to complete the volunteer registration process in addition to signing an agreement for your Partners in Parks project. An orientation session highlighting the City's safety guidelines and requirements for working on municipal lands will be provided prior to project implementation.


Personal information requested on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25, and will be used by the City of Waterloo to initiate a long-term improvement project in a city park in Waterloo.  Questions regarding this collection should be directed to City of Waterloo, Environment & Parks Services @ 519-886-2310 x30296.