Parks & Trails

Things To See and Do

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Get outside and have some fun

Fresh air and nature should be an important part of everyone's daily routine. Our parks can offer you all that and more. Running, hiking, biking and picnics are some of the popular park activities available. Several parks have outdoor pools open in summer and outdoor skating rinks available in winter. Baseball, soccer, field hockey and other fun team sports can be played on our sports fields.

Picnics, playgrounds and swimming beaches also offer great opportunities to enjoy nature and exercise in our parks. Whatever activity you choose, enjoy the fun adventure awaiting you on your next trip to a City of Toronto Park.

Highlights

Things to See and Do in the City of Toronto

Beach Shore

Beaches

Many of Toronto’s waterfront parks have sand or cobble beaches for you to enjoy. Soak up the lakeside atmosphere, come for a picnic or some beach volleyball, or go wading or take a dip at one of 11 designated swimming beaches.

Bike Parks

Bike Parks

The City of Toronto aims to provide a safe, comfortable and bicycle friendly environment that includes-- bicycle-friendly streets, bike parks and an extensive paved multi-use trail network-- which appeals to people of all ages.

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Children's Activities

From gardens to playgrounds and zoos, there are plenty of great activities in the City especially for children.

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Special Activities

Looking for something out of the ordinary? See what else you can do in Toronto's parks.

 Zoo & Animal Attractions

Zoo and Animal Attractions

Toronto's parks are home to unique and wonderful animal attractions that are open year round. Each offers a distinctive setting in which to experience, appreciate and learn about animals.

More To Explore

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Beaches, Pools & Water Play

Whether you're 8 years old or 80 years old, there are lots of ways to get wet, stay cool and have fun in City parks!

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Discovery Walks

Toronto’s popular Discovery Walks program consists of a series of self-guided walks that link city ravines, parks, gardens, beaches and neighbourhoods. Informative signage will help you experience an area’s heritage and environment. 

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Skateboarding

The City of Toronto has 14 outdoor skateparks (12 permanent, 2 seasonal) that provide safe and friendly environments for all users, as well as a variety of instructional, camps, and drop-in programs for skateboarding.

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Ski Hills

There are two ski hills run by Parks, Forestry & Recreation within the City limits. Centennial Ski Hill in Etobicoke and Earle Bales Ski Hill in North York are great places to learn or improve your basic skills.