Parks, Forestry & Recreation

Colonel Samuel Smith Park

This park is located along a stretch of wooded shoreline in the Kipling and Lakeshore area. It is home to a variety of plants, trees, birds and other wildlife, as well as a network of paths and the city's first ice skating trail (in a figure-eight shape). The pleasure ice skating trail is located next to the Power House Recreation Centre (65 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Road), which houses an indoor skate changing area. The park also features a dog off-leash area.

Special Features
SCENIC VIEW - Great place to watch a sunrise.
WILDLIFE - Designated Toronto Bird Sanctuary and listed as a top spot to see birds in the City's Birds of Toronto Biodiversity Series booklet. Also known as a good spot for fishing.

  • ** Colonel Sam Smith Park Artificial Ice Rink Ongoing Construction
    Please be advised that due to ongoing construction, until January 2016, there will be no access to the indoor changing area at Colonel Sam Smith Park. Benches are located around the entrance to the skating surface for putting skates on. There will be portable washrooms available for public use as the indoor washrooms will also be inaccessible. We thank you in advance for your patience and look forward to seeing you out on the ice this season.


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Public Skate
      9am - 10pm
Facility TypeQuantityFacility Rating
Bike Trail23

Dogs Off-Leash Area1

Football Field - Australian Rules1
Multipurpose Field1
Outdoor track1

Parking Lot3

Picnic Shelter1



Facilities are given a rating of Premium, A, B, or C based on following criteria.

Facility TypeQuantityFacility Rating
Outdoor Rink1

Facility Classification for Ice Allocation.