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

Program Update: COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, applications are not being reviewed at this time. If you are an existing park ambassador, please note that it is not required that you monitor your park or trail during the public health outbreak.

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 two years of commitment, you will be prompted to either renew or withdraw from the program.

Program FAQs

Is my trail or park available for adoption?

Applications to participate in the Park Ambassador program will be reviewed when the town's non-essential services resume.

How often should I visit my adoption?

During the COVID-19 public health outbreak, it is not required that you monitor your park or trail.

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