Interest has been voiced to form a Friends of Barbara Hall Park group. Community park groups in Toronto engage in various activities, including organizing volunteers to green and care for their local park, advocating for park improvements and hosting events.
There are no formal rules or guidelines on how a community park group should be organized and operated. Just as every park is unique, every park group is unique and part of the process will be finding a structure that works best for Friends of Barbara Hall Park. Some features of a successful park group, according to Park People, are inclusivity, transparency, community engagement and a spirit of cooperation.
The Park People website offers many resources for new and established park groups, including: