Our purpose is to protect, advocate, and enhance parks and green space in Sooke
Friends of Sooke Parks Society is a registered not-for-profit society. Our purpose is to protect, advocate, and enhance parks and green space in Sooke.
Our membership is open to anyone interested in preserving, improving, and growing local parks and green spaces.
We believe that parks and green spaces in Sooke help create a vibrant community by protecting and promoting environments where everyone feels welcome, safe, and respected.
As our community grows in population and housing densifies, abundant and easily accessible parks and green space are essential to living well. Parks are places to see and meet our neighbours and help us feel connected to our community. Parks and green spaces provide calming, natural buffers to local traffic and noise and best of all, they are free and accessible to everyone.
HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Small neighbourhood parks promote individual wellness and well-being by encouraging healthy lifestyles and offering respite from everyday stresses.
They give families and individuals a free activity with no barriers to participation and facilitate the positive impacts of physical activity for children and adults.
Local parks help protect natural spaces in our community, like forests, creeks, and ponds. They help improve our water quality, reduce noise pollution, and provide homes for plants, animals, and birds.
As well, we know that preserving and expanding urban green spaces is one of the most important and impactful contributions that municipalities can make to promoting greater climate resiliency.