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Parks, Forestry and Environment budget

Parks, Forestry and Environment services make up 5% of the City’s total budget. In 2020, the City increased the Parks, Forestry and Environment’s budget by 1.2 million dollars.

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

Download a copy of the previous Environment budget.

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

  • 373,596 hours of maintenance were performed in 2018 for
    the care of 7,794 acres (3,154 hectares) of parkland and
    open space, including 371 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 18,000 annual service requests are received and
    resolved by Parks, Forestry & Environment, along with
    approximately 4,900 additional direct inquiries from the 3-1-1
    Citizen Contact Centre
  • 16,404 City-owned trees received maintenance in 2018,
    including pruning, rejuvenation and watering
  • 134,284 hours of outdoor sports fields and 60,492 hours of
    park permits were booked in 2018
  • 38,211 trees and shrubs were planted through the One
    Million Trees Mississauga program in 2018
  • 14,800 hours of community service were contributed by
    volunteers for community clean-ups, naturalization projects,
    beautification initiatives, tree plantings and community
    garden programs in 2018
  • Over 700 permits, plans and applications were reviewed by
    Parks & Forestry to protect and enhance parks and natural
    areas
  • Leading and administering six Corporate waste diversion
    programs
  • Engaged more than 11,000 people in environmental education and outreach at over 60 community events throughout Mississauga in 2018
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