Park Ambassadors

Volunteer to help keep a park or trail litter-free for a minimum of two years

The Park Ambassador program helps to keep our parks and trails 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; three harbours; and 280 woodland parks and trails, there are plenty of opportunities for families, schools, youth groups, and corporations to get involved!

Submit an application for adoption

  • If available, consider adopting the local parks or trails that you visit the most.
  • Submit an application for the park or trail of your choice. If a park or trail of your choice is available, you will be contacted with the next steps.
  • 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.

Park Ambassador application

What we provide

  • A registration package outlining the program responsibilities.
  • Free gloves and garbage bags, by request, during business hours.
  • A letter verifying volunteer hours.
  • Town staff support in attending to your concerns efficiently.
  • Safety guidelines for being an ambassador.

What we ask of you

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

We encourage ambassadors to visit their adopted sites a minimum of one day a week. 

Volunteer hours

Volunteer hours can be recorded on the Volunteer Activity Log form (pdf). Submissions can be sent to the email address listed on the form. 

Renewing an adoption

You can submit a Park Ambassador Application form to renew your adoption for another two years.