Parks, Forestry & Recreation

Riverdale Park East

This 18 hectare park near Danforth Avenue and Broadview Avenue is popular for winter tobogganing and views of downtown Toronto skyline. Riverdale Park East features two ball diamonds, three multipurpose sports fields, a running track, seven tennis courts, an artificial outdoor ice rink and ball hockey pad, a picnic area and a children's playground. The ice rink features a hockey pad which is also a please pad. There are change rooms for changing into skates. There is a nice playground to the east of the rink. A naturalized area at the north end of the park has many recreational trails ideal for walking. Located at the north entrance to the park on Broadview Avenue is the Riverdale Park East Outdoor Pool.

Riverdale Park East is undergoing a revitalization in the north-east quadrant throughout 2016/2017. While we make improvements to the park, there may be some inconvenience to users accessing the pool, tennis courts, and dogs off-leash area (DOLA). For more details, view our project page. Full closure of the playground and outdoor rink will begin early summer 2016 and will last for the entire duration of the project construction.
Special Features
SCENIC VIEW - Great place to watch a sunset.

  • 550 Broadview Ave
  • Ward: 30
  • District: Toronto & East York
  • TTC Information: Take the Broadview streetcar two stops past the Danforth and walk down the stairs to the rink.
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  Swimming

Bronze CrossPrerequisite: Bronze Medallion, Emergency First Aid (CPR-B). This course is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency procedures, teamwork, and use of special equipment. Candidates must be able to complete a 600m swim in 18 minutes or less. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for lifeguard training in the National Lifeguard Service (NLS) program and Lifesaving Society Instructors.
Bronze Cross  (13yrs and over)
Aug-02-2016 to Aug-12-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9 - 11:30am
Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid (CPR B)Prerequisites: Bronze Star or minimum 13 years of age. Teaches young and adult lifesavers alike how to respond in complex water rescue situations. Bronze Medallion develops physical fitness, decision making and judgement skills in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk. Lifesavers must demonstrate stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim. Candidates must be able to complete a 500 m swim in 15 minutes or less by the course exam date. Emergency First Aid with CPR-B teaches general knowledge of first aid principles and the emergency treatment of injuries. Skills include: victim assessment, rescue breathing, adult and child CPR and obstructed airway response, identification and treatment of respiratory and circulatory emergencies. Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid (CPR-B) are prerequisites for all future lifesaving awards.
Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid (CPR B)  (13yrs and over)
Jul-18-2016 to Jul-28-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 12pm
Guardian Swim 2The Guardian Swim Program provides an introduction to the aquatic environment and basic skills. It is age appropriate and progressive. Learning is facilitated through the parent/ caregiver to ensure comfort, communication and extra safety. Parent or guardian must accompany child into the water. One child per parent/guardian
Guardian Swim 2  (6mths - 5yrs)
Jul-18-2016 to Jul-28-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9:30 - 10am
Preschool Swim 1: PenguinSafety, facility and aquatic orientation. Introduction to entries, exits, submersions, breath control and basic floats with assistance. Floats, movement, basic kicks and swimming skills.
Preschool Swim 1: Penguin  (3 - 5yrs)
Aug-02-2016 to Aug-12-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9 - 9:30am
Preschool Swim 1: Penguin  (3 - 5yrs)
Aug-15-2016 to Aug-25-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9 - 9:30am
Preschool Swim 1: Penguin  (3 - 5yrs)
Jul-18-2016 to Jul-28-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 11:15 - 11:45am
Preschool Swim 2: StingrayDevelopment of entries and exits, breath holding, bobbing and floats. Introduction to front and back swim, treading skills and deep water orientations. Continuous swim 5 metres.
Preschool Swim 2: Stingray  (3 - 5yrs)
Aug-02-2016 to Aug-12-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 10 - 10:30am
Preschool Swim 2: Stingray  (3 - 5yrs)
Aug-15-2016 to Aug-25-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9 - 9:30am
Private Swim LessonsPrivate lessons provide a ratio of one instructor per participant while completing swimming skills specific to the participant.
Private Swim Lessons  (1yr and over)
Aug-02-2016 to Aug-12-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 11:30am - 12pm
Private Swim Lessons  (1yr and over)
Aug-15-2016 to Aug-25-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 11 - 11:30am
Tiny Tots SwimChildren in tiny tots progress through the Learn to Swim skills at their own pace. Lessons are private (one participant per instructor) and 15 minutes in length. There are no prerequisites.
Tiny Tots Swim  (1 - 5yrs)
Aug-02-2016 to Aug-12-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 11:15 - 11:30am
Tiny Tots Swim  (1 - 5yrs)
Aug-15-2016 to Aug-25-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9:30 - 9:45am
Tiny Tots Swim  (1 - 5yrs)
Aug-15-2016 to Aug-25-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 10 - 10:15am
Tiny Tots Swim  (1 - 5yrs)
Aug-15-2016 to Aug-25-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 10:15 - 10:30am
Tiny Tots Swim  (1 - 5yrs)
Aug-15-2016 to Aug-25-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 10:45 - 11am
Tiny Tots Swim  (1 - 5yrs)
Jul-18-2016 to Jul-28-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 10 - 10:15am
Tiny Tots Swim  (1 - 5yrs)
Jul-18-2016 to Jul-28-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 11 - 11:15am
Tiny Tots Swim  (1 - 5yrs)
Jul-18-2016 to Jul-28-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 11:45am - 12pm
Ultra Swim 1Safety, facility and aquatic orientation. Introduction to entries, exits, submersions, breath control and basic floats with assistance. Floats, movement, basic kicks and swimming skills.
Ultra Swim 1  (5yrs and over)
Aug-02-2016 to Aug-12-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 10:45 - 11:15am
Ultra Swim 1  (5yrs and over)
Aug-15-2016 to Aug-25-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 10:15 - 10:45am
Ultra Swim 2Development of entries and exits, breath holding, bobbing and floats. Introduction to front and back swim, treading skills and deep water orientations. Continuous swim 5 metres.
Ultra Swim 2  (5yrs and over)
Aug-02-2016 to Aug-12-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 10:45 - 11:15am
Ultra Swim 2  (5yrs and over)
Aug-15-2016 to Aug-25-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 10:30 - 11am
Ultra Swim 2  (5yrs and over)
Jul-18-2016 to Jul-28-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 10:30 - 11am
Ultra Swim 3Development of endurance, time requirements, entries, bobbing, rolls, sculling and treading skills. Introduction to front crawl, PFD/lifejacket/buoyant aids, clothed survival and use of aids. Continuous swim 15 metres.
Ultra Swim 3  (5yrs and over)
Aug-02-2016 to Aug-12-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9:30 - 10am
Ultra Swim 3  (5yrs and over)
Aug-15-2016 to Aug-25-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9:30 - 10am
Ultra Swim 3  (5yrs and over)
Jul-18-2016 to Jul-28-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 10:30 - 11am
Ultra Swim 4Development of breath control, entries, deepwater techniques, survival skills and front crawl. Introduction to back crawl, combined stroke swims, deep water, descent and ascent, under water swim. HELP position and self-rescue. Continuous swim 25 metres.
Ultra Swim 4  (5yrs and over)
Aug-02-2016 to Aug-12-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 11:30am - 12pm
Ultra Swim 4  (5yrs and over)
Aug-15-2016 to Aug-25-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 11:30am - 12pm
Ultra Swim 4  (5yrs and over)
Jul-18-2016 to Jul-28-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9 - 9:30am
Ultra Swim 5Development of front and back crawl, treading skills, simple rescue techniques and deep water abilities. Introduction to surface dives, front dives, whip kick, primary assessment and basic lifesaving skills. Continuous swim 50 metres. Must be comfortable in deep water.
Ultra Swim 5  (5yrs and over)
Aug-02-2016 to Aug-12-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 11:30am - 12pm
Ultra Swim 5  (5yrs and over)
Jul-18-2016 to Jul-28-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9 - 9:30am
Ultra Swim 8Development of deep dives, surface dives with underwater swim, all strokes and kicks. Continuous swim 200 metres.
Ultra Swim 8  (5yrs and over)
Aug-15-2016 to Aug-26-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 11am - 12pm
Ultra Swim 9Development of self rescue abilities, non contact rescue and stroke improvement. Introduction to stride jump and compact jump. Continous swim 300 metres.
Ultra Swim 9  (5yrs and over)
Aug-15-2016 to Aug-26-2016, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 11am - 12pm

  Swimming

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Lane Swim
(7yrs and over)
7 - 8pm7 - 8pm7 - 8pm7 - 8pm7 - 8pm7 - 8pm7 - 8pm
Leisure Swim
12 - 7pm12 - 7pm12 - 7pm12 - 7pm12 - 7pm12 - 7pm12 - 7pm
Facility TypeQuantityFacility Rating *
Ball Diamond2
B
Ball Hockey Pad1

Bike Trail1

Dogs Off-Leash Area1

Drinking Fountain2

Fieldhouse1

Multipurpose Field3
B
Multipurpose Room1
B
Outdoor Dry Pad1
A
Outdoor Pool1
B
Outdoor Table Tennis2

Outdoor Tennis Court7

Outdoor track1

Picnic Site1

Playground1

Washroom Facility1


* Facilities can be available to permit. Permit rates are dependent on facility rating of Premium, A, B or C and your group category. Use the Facility Rating Criteria to learn more about amenities that might be available at each facility.

Facility TypeQuantityFacility Rating *
Outdoor Rink1


Facility Classification for Ice Allocation.