Park Ambassador Program

The Park Ambassador program helps to keep our public parks and trail systems beautiful, safe, and clean.

Volunteers support this program by monitoring their adopted greenspace and keeping their park or trail litter-free for a minimum of two years. With more than 340 active parks, playgrounds, and sports fields; two harbours; and 280 woodland parks and trails, there are plenty of opportunities for families, schools, youth groups, and corporations to get involved.

Enjoy the boundless scenic beauty of your parks and trails while contributing to your community. Follow the scenic Heritage Trails that meander along Sixteen Mile Creek and look down from the soaring 400 cliffs. Connect to the Crosstown Trail and link up with the Joshua's Creek Trail. Enjoy the serenity of the Waterfront Trail. Or take pride in knowing you’re making a difference to your local playground or soccer field.

Whether you run, jog, cycle or walk, there's a park or trail waiting for you.

Park Ambassador Program

Park Ambassador Program

Getting Started

  • Consider adopting the local parks or trails that you visit the most
  • Submit an application online for the park or trail of your choice
  • Report any maintenance, wildlife, or waste concerns using Report a Problem or by contacting ServiceOakville.
  • care for your park or trail for a minimum period of two years

What we provide

  • a registration package outlining the program responsibilities
  • a Park Ambassador pin for all volunteers
  • free gloves and garbage bags (on request, any time)
  • a letter verifying your volunteer hours
  • town staff support in attending to your concerns efficiently
  • safety guidelines for being an ambassador

Spread the word and get involved:

  • tell your friends and family to become Park Ambassadors
  • challenge your associates at work
  • get your teammates or group to pitch-in
  • challenge your competitors
  • support your community while fulfilling your volunteer hours for school
  • challenge your rival schools

Ambassador anniversaries

After one year in the program, you will receive:

  • a personal letter of thanks from the Mayor
  • a sign bearing the group name of your choice at the entrance of the park or trail.

After two years in the program, you will receive:

Program FAQs

Is my trail or park available for adoption?

Please visit your park or take a walk through the trail system to look for an adoption or ambassador park sign. There should be a sign that tells you the area is available for adoption. If there is another family or organization name, that area is already adopted. If you are unsure after taking this step, please submit an application online and we will let you know.

How often should I visit my adoption?

As often as you are able to. We recommend doing clean-sweeps especially in the spring months. Visiting twice a month in the summer and once a month in the winter is recommended.

Do you have any guidelines for the program?

Yes, when your adoption is assigned we will provide you with guidelines on how to care for your adoption safely.

Renewing

Thank you for helping keep Oakville beautiful by renewing your adoption for another two years.

Withdrawal

We are sorry to see you go and thank you for your participation in the Park Ambassador program.

Forms

Volunteer Informed Consent and Waiver, (pdf)
Volunteer Activity Log (pdf)

For more information contact ServiceOakville

tel: 905-845-6601
TTY: 905-338-4200
serviceoakville@oakville.ca