High Park is the largest public park in Toronto with over 160 hectares/400 acres of rolling landscape, trails, and gardens to enjoy.
Kick Back and Relax
Enjoy walking or running the long, winding trails in the park, especially around the Grenadier Pond. The Pond does not allow swimming, though fishing is allowed on the south end. Or, tour through the numerous gardens throughout the park highlighting wild forest, Chinese gardens, and, of course, the Japanese Sakura trees in bloom in the spring.
Enjoy Some Exercise Time
The park has several tennis courts, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, and an outdoor pool, all for use by the public–or just toss a ball or frisbee around in one of the many open fields. In the winter, the tennis courts give way to an ice skating rink. Bicycling is allowed on the paved paths. Pets are not left out either, with a large off-leash dog park.
And More for the Kids
The park features the Jamie Bell Adventure Park, a dedicated, fun playground for children to give their energy free reign with ropes and ladders, swings and climbing. Not too far off is the High Park Zoo where everyone can get a close-up view of bison, deer, highland cattle, and even a peacock or two.
Lunch and breakfast are available at the Grenadier Restaurant. Plentiful parking and picnic areas are scattered throughout the park.