Parks & Trails

Featured Parks

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Discover some hidden (and not so hidden) gems

There are hundreds of great parks throughout Toronto. Each one is important to its neighbourhood, and many have special features that make them popular destinations for residents and visitors alike. This list highlights some of the many parks that make Toronto a great place to live, visit and play.

Featured Parks in the City of Toronto


Franklin Children's Garden

The garden is a hands-on learning environment that combines interactive features with recreational programming for children to discover the wonders of the natural world and to embark on the great adventure of reading.


High Park

The park is home to many species of wildlife, including birds, fish and animals. Recognized as one of the most significant natural sites within the City of Toronto, the park contains an outstanding concentration of rare plant species.


HTO Park

Located in Toronto's Inner Harbour, this unique park includes grassy hills, a long sand beach extending along the water's edge. With its stationary yellow shade umbrellas and Muskoka chairs, this park is known as 'Toronto's Urban Beach'.


Humber Bay Butterfly Habitat

The Humber Bay Butterfly Habitat is an ecological restoration project that provides critical habitat for a variety of native butterfly species.


Riverdale Farm

Riverdale Farm represents a 19th century Ontario farm. Tour the Farm’s scenic 7.5 acres along pathways through wooded areas, around ponds, and into butterfly-herb-flower-vegetable gardens.


Rouge Park

Rouge Park, one of Toronto's best kept secrets, and Toronto's largest park is becoming Canada's first national urban park.


Scarborough Bluffs

Bluffs stretch for about 15 km along the Lake Ontario shore, from the Eastern Beaches of Toronto in the west, to West Hill in the east. They were formed by the natural processes of wind and water erosion from Lake Ontario.


Toronto Music Garden

The park design is inspired by Bach’s First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello, with each dance movement within the suite corresponding to a different section of the garden.


Village of Yorkville Park

Unusual and popular features include a 700-ton Muskoka granite outcrop, a rain curtain/icicle fountain and gardens featuring distinct plant communities.