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Depave Paradise Planting Day

June 1, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm


The Depave Paradise Site

GreenUP has partnered with the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) and the City of Peterborough to bring the Depave Paradise project to downtown Peterborough as part of the Downtown Vibrancy project, led by the DBIA.

The site is located at the Southern end of Water street, next to Millennium Park in Downtown Peterborough, Ontario. This Depave Paradise site was once an unused loop of road and boasts tremendous potential as a connective space between Millennium park and Del Crary Park along the shore line of the Otonabee River.

Volunteers and partners helped to remove 787 m2 of asphalt last fall and now, together we will create a significant rain garden that will forever alter the urban landscape of the area. The garden will provide water management to help protect the Otonabee River water quality and mitigate flooding in the Downtown.

Event Details

The Depave Paradise planting event will occur this Spring!

Who can volunteer? EVERYONE! Community members and downtown businesses are welcome to volunteer as individuals or teams. This is a great opportunity for team building amongst colleagues and provides a chance to raise awareness of your business through community involvement.

Planting Day!

Volunteers are encouraged to join in the fun of planting this depaved site. We have over 1,000 plants to add to the garden so we need many hands! You do not need to have gardening experience as we will run a planting demonstration. We will also provide afternoon coffee, tea and snacks!

We hope you can join us! Deadline for signing up is 5pm on the Tuesday 28th May 2019.

Please send us:

  • The number of people you’re signing up i.e. one if you are signing up as an individual or the number of people in your team.
  • Let us know if you have any dietary allergies or intolerances and we will try to accommodate them.

Many thanks go to the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Green Communities Foundation for funding support provided for this Depave Paradise project.


June 1, 2019
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Dawn Pond
705-745-3238 ext. 200


Vibrancy Project Depave Site
100 Water Street
Peterborough, ontario K9J 3G8 Canada
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City of Peterborough

City of Peterborough

Green Communities Canada

Green Communities Canada

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area

Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area