Trees in Muskoseepi Park in Autumn

Grande Prairie is home to over 150 parks that provide residents a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities and beautiful scenery throughout the community. 

Our tree population is also one of the many assets that make Grande Prairie a wonderful place to live. We give them the best opportunity to thrive by choosing the right tree for each location and providing basic care. Parks staff maintain over 20,000 trees and 260 shrub beds on public lands across the city.

Benefits of an Urban Forest

An urban forest can be defined as all of the vegetation growing in a city, whether it resides on public or private lands. It is often difficult to assess the true value of an urban forest. Monetary value can be calculated based on models of an average neighbourhood; however, these measurements only express a part of an urban forest's true value. There are many intangible benefits of a healthy urban forest.