City Profile

Population: 129300

  • With nearly 4 off-leash dog areas per 100,000 residents, Kingston is above the median.
  • Kingston is one of 52% of cities with a policy to waive park permit fees for financial need.
  • Kingston is one of 63% of cities with a citywide park system master plan updated within the last 10 years.
Data 2020


ha parkland per 1000 people

644 ha of total parkland


of total parkland is natural area

201 total ha


of total city land is parkland

45119 ha of total city area


Dog parks


Community gardens/urban farms


Parkland provision goal (ha per 1000 people)


community park groups


Policy to waive permit fees for groups with financial need?

Community Garden Grant

Community grant program


Parks operating budget per person

$6,700,000 total


Total parks capital budget


Total philanthropy/sponsorships


Provincially legislated tools available for parkland development

Community Benefits Charge¹

¹This tool was introduced in 2019 and is still under review. Previous Provincial legislation allowed 5% of development site or cash-in-lieu. The City of Kingston has a policy in place to designate ESAs, however the data for ESAs within the municipal parks system is unavailable. Due to significant storm damage this year particularly along the waterfront, many projects have been focused on repairing infrastructure.

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