PKOLS (Mount Douglas Park) - Park Ambassadors
Park Ambassadors are volunteers who walk in a park or trail on a regular basis with the purpose of greeting park visitors, offering information and answering questions about the park and helping visitor understand their role in helping to protect the park. They also provide helpful feedback to Saanich Parks by observing, recording and reporting on defined issues and by recording their activities.
Park Ambassador program history
Beginning in right before the May long weekend of 2018, the Park Ambassador Project grew to 17 volunteers by July. They roamed around PKOLS (Mount Douglas Park) in safety vests, armed with a backpack full of supplies (even doggy treats)! Ambassadors educated park users about etiquette, provided directions, picked up litter, and kept our park safe and welcoming.
Since we demonstrated the positive effect this short pilot project had on the volunteers, park and the community, on October 1, Council approved the program to continue.
We hope that you are able to meet one of the Park Ambassadors in PKOLS (Mount Douglas Park). Saanich Parks welcomes any feedback you might have regarding the project, and more importantly if you interact with one of the awesome Park Ambassadors.
Please let us know your thoughts about the Park Ambassador project by contacting Parks.