Park Ambassador Project

Mount Douglas Park - Park Ambassador Pilot Project Extended

Panoramic picture of 2018 Park Ambassador volunteers in Mount Douglas Park

Saanich Parks and the Friends of Mount Douglas are pleased to let everyone know that the 2018 Park Ambassador pilot project in Mount Douglas Park this summer was a success! Council approved the project as a pilot for the busy 2018 summer season. it is now extended through to spring 2019. Want to be a park ambassador? Apply now! [PDF - 202 KB]

Beginning in right before the May long weekend, the Park Ambassador Project grew to seventeen volunteers by July. They roamed around 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 demonstrates the positive effect this short pilot project had on the volunteers, park and the community, on October 1, Council approved the remaining dedicated budget can be used to continue to support the program until the spring of 2019. During this time, we will continue to build upon our success and approach Mayor and Council with longer term funding options during the annual budget process.  

We hope that you are able to meet one of the Park Ambassadors this fall and winter. 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 us at parks@saanich.ca or 250-475-5522.

Wonder what Park Ambassadors help with? Review the detailed position description.

Wooded trail in Mount Douglas Park separated by split rail fencing