Together, we saved 175 parks from being removed from the Alberta Parks system.

Now let’s make sure they stay protected. 

Defend Alberta Parks

Defend Alberta Parks was started to stop the closure and removal of 175 parks in 2020. The Alberta government walked back from their plan, but the threat to Alberta’s parks is not over.

There are plans to update parks legislation in the future. If done with care, these sweeping changes can protect and preserve Alberta’s parks for decades. 

Now is the time for us to speak up for our parks!

We defended our parks in 2020. Now let’s make sure they remain protected.


March 2020

Alberta government announces plan to close and remove parks

The Alberta government announced a plan (“Optimizing Alberta Parks”) to close 20 parks and remove 164 from the Alberta Parks system.


November 2020

Changes to parks legislation announced

In a new approach to parks and public lands management (“Alberta’s Crown Land Vision”), the provincial government prepares for major changes to parks and public land legislation.


December 2020

“Optimizing Alberta Parks” sites stay open and protected

Your voices were heard. The “Optimizing Alberta Parks” plan is reversed and no parks were removed from the Alberta Parks system in 2020.



Changes to legislation expected

New parks and public land legislation will be announced. These changes will guide the future of Alberta’s parks for decades.

Help us defend Alberta’s parks

Your voice was heard in 2020. The Alberta government did not proceed in removing 175 sites from the Alberta Parks system.

Let’s keep defending Alberta’s parks. Keep your signs up and help grow the campaign. Together, we will support new parks legislation that ensures parks remain protected for decades.

1. Write your MLA

Tell your MLA that Alberta Parks are important to you and should remain protected.

2. Get Updates

Sign up for updates.

3. Get a Lawn Sign

Request or print a lawn sign.

4. Donate

Help keep Alberta’s parks protected.

About Us

With the help of volunteers and supporters from across Alberta, the goal of Defend Alberta Parks is to ensure the province’s parks remain within the Alberta Parks system and remain protected.

Email: info@defendabparks.ca

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