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Check out the awesome tribute to OPA's 80th Anniversary!! 

This beautiful floral art can be seen at Lorne Park in the City of Brantford. Awesome job by the Brantford parks crew! Thank you to the City of Brantford and their very talented crew for this wonderful tribute!!

In 2016 we are proud to be

Thank you to all of our members, past and present, for partnering with us in Protecting Tomorrow Today!

A special thank you to all present and past board members who have helped grow and form our wonderful association. (To see photos of some of our past presidents click here.)


Check out the swag available at OPA's Online Store 


Proud members of 

Working together to promote the value of our green infrastructure throughout Ontario.


Lyme Disease Stakeholder Resource Kit

The Lyme Disease Stakeholder Resource Group has developed a Lyme disease resource tool kit to help you and your staff stay safe from ticks this summer. Download your resource kit by clicking the following links: poster, fact sheet, story and PowerPoint presentation 


Plan to join us on Monday, September 12th at the Legends on the Niagara Golf Course for OPA's 7th Annual Equipment Education Golf Forum event. Registration opens Monday, June 27th! Watch your email and the OPA website for deatils.


Need some help with spring clean up or other landscaping jobs? 

Contact our friends at greenLEF Landscaping. Make your life easier while helping to grow this social enterprise program. It's a win-win partnership! 


Road closure information 

Travelling to our office? Check for road closures so you can plan your route.


Looking to do some reading? 

Green Sward Archives

OPA has been producing The Green Sward since 1969. Want to re-read your favourite Green Sward articles? Or look at pictures from back in the day? Email OPA and we will send you a PDF!


Living Architecture Monitor magazine is available online


Check out the 2016 Spring STIHL PROLINE (click on the photo above)


Partner Programs

Communities in Bloom 2016 Provincial Awards Ceremonies Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Arden Park Best Western PLUS Hotel, hosted by the City of Stratford. Also, take advantage of a great networking opportunity by attending the CiB Ontario Annual Golf Tournament taking place on Friday, September 16th, at the Stratford Country Club. For more information on the Awards Ceremonies and the golf event please click here (you will be redirected to the Communities in Bloom website).


Trial Gardens Open House Thursday, August 18, 2016. Mark your calendar and watch the website and your emails for details.


Interested in green infrastructure training?Green Roofs For Healthy Cities has a line-up of sessions available. Green infrastructure training (click on the link for the course schedule - you will be redirected to the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities website).


Current Job Postings

PLEASE NOTE: When applying for jobs listed on the OPA website you must follow the application instructions provided on the posting for which you are applying. OPA does not accept applications on behalf of the organizations who have posted jobs on the OPA website.

Thank you to our 
Partners in Education:

Upcoming Events


Ontario Parks Association

7856 5th Line South · Milton · Ontario · L9T 2X8 *

Phone: 905-864-6182 · Toll Free: 1-866-560-7783 · Fax: 905-864-6184

Email: shelley@ontarioparksassociation.ca or training@ontarioparksassociation.ca

(*Note: If you are mapping our location, enter Halton Hills, not Milton, as the city)


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