The ParkShare Endowment Fund was established in September 2016 to ensure that Assiniboine Park remains accessible to all communities by removing financial barriers for those in need.

As it matures, the Fund will serve as a long-term and sustainable source of operating funds that will support future initiatives designed to make Park and Zoo programming, admissions, and transportation more accessible for child, youth, and senior groups facing financial barriers. Funding criteria for future initiatives will be established by APC.

With over 5 million unique visits each year, Assiniboine Park is one of the most frequently visited attractions in Manitoba. It is a hub of year-round activity, a joyful gathering place, and a natural oasis that allows visitors to reconnect with nature and each other. It is home to popular attractions, wide open green spaces, breathtaking gardens, and a network of trails and recreational amenities that encourage people to get outdoors and be active. The redevelopment of the Park and Zoo has also provided new and unique opportunities for innovative, experiential, nature-based educational programs that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds. Assiniboine Park is common ground for people from all walks of life and an outdoor classroom like no other!

Unfortunately, due to financial barriers, some segments of our community are unable to experience the wonders that Assiniboine Park and Zoo has to offer. With your donation to the ParkShare Endowment Fund, we can achieve more for our community, including:

  • Providing funding for schools with limited access to educational programs
  • Assisting in sending economically disadvantaged children to our immersive weeklong Zoo Camp
  • Providing innovative programs connecting a diverse group of people to our Park, like our New Immigrant Family Nature Club
  • Promoting an age-inclusive culture through intergenerational learning experiences
  • Supporting senior outreach programs that bring the benefits of the Park and its memories to them

Share your love for Assiniboine Park and Zoo with those in need!

The first $400,000 in donations to the ParkShare Endowment Fund will be matched through a generous donation by Shirley Richardson and her family.  

The ParkShare Endowment Fund is held at The Winnipeg Foundation. To make your gift, please click on the link below and you will be redirected to the ParkShare Endowment Fund page on The Winnipeg Foundation website.

You may also choose to make your gift:

  • BY PHONE: Please call The Winnipeg Foundation at 204-944-9474 (toll-free: 1-877-974-3631) with your credit card information.
  • BY MAIL: Please print and complete the donation form below and return by mail with payment to The Winnipeg Foundation.

For more information, please contact the Assiniboine Park Conservancy by phone at 204-927-8080 or email at