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Parks, Forestry and Environment budget

Parks, Forestry and Environment makes up 5% of the City’s proposed budget. In 2021, the City is proposing to increase the Parks, Forestry and Environment operating budget by $1.0 million.

Download a copy of the Parks, Forestry and Environment budget.

Download a copy of the Parks, Forestry and Environment presentation to Budget Committee.

Mission

We are a dynamic team that protects the natural environment and creates great public spaces to make healthy and happy communities.

The services we provide

  • Forestry
  • Park Development
  • Park Operations
  • Park Planning
  • Environment

Interesting facts about this service

  • 358,357 hours of maintenance were performed in 2019 for the care of 7,812 acres (3,162 hectares) of parkland and open space including 373 sports fields, 265 playgrounds, two marinas and 11 publicly owned cemeteries
  • There are over 300 publicly owned woodlands and natural areas covering 2,777 acres (1,124 hectares)
  • Over 15,600 annual service requests are received and resolved by Parks, Forestry and Environment, along with approximately 9,300 additional direct inquiries from the 311 Citizen Contact Centre
  • 29,100 City-owned trees received maintenance in 2019, including pruning, rejuvenation and watering
  • 140,256 hours of outdoor sports fields and 70,420 hours of park permits were booked in 2019
  • 24,500 hours of community service were contributed by volunteers for community clean-ups, outreach events, naturalization projects, beautification initiatives, tree plantings and community garden programs in 2019
  • 44,748 trees and shrubs were planted through the One Million Trees Mississauga program in 2019
  • Seven Corporate waste diversion programs including organics, dog waste and scrap metal are led and administered by Environment
  • In 2019, Environment outreach staff engaged residents at 59 community events throughout Mississauga with presence in every ward across the city