Parks, Forestry & Recreation
A city within a park
Toronto has more than 1,600 public parks and 600 km of trails. The parks system covers 8,000 hectares, or roughly 13% of the city's land area. It includes about 40% of Toronto's natural areas, many of which lie within the ravine system and along the Lake Ontario shoreline. City parks also feature beaches, playgrounds, sports fields, gardens, conservatories, ice rinks, special events and much more for you to enjoy.
Looking for a special gift for the golfer on your list? City of Toronto Golf Value Packs offer 12 weekday adult rounds for the price of 10 - that's two free adult rounds! The best part is... the rounds can be shared with family and friends. Some terms and conditions apply.
2015 Value Packs can be purchased on weekdays at the Don Valley Golf Course. You'll also find them at our booth at the Golf and Travel Show (February 20 - 22). For information email email@example.com
Skating season is here! The City's outdoor rinks are now open for the season (weather permitting). This includes featured locations like Nathan Phillips Square, new skating paths at Greenwood Park and Dieppe Park, and the skating trail at Colonel Samuel Smith Park. Visit outdoor rinks for details.
Parks has installed a new plastic matting system to increase accessibility at Woodbine Beach Park and Centre Island Beach. The mats allow mobility devices to gain entry to the sand and access the water. Feedback from this pilot will help us determine whether this is a viable future option for beach accessibility in other waterfront park beaches.
Thirsty? Well, we've got water for you! With the introduction of the City's Water Bottle Ban, we've committed to increasing water access in parks. Since 2012, we've installed water bottle fillers in 19 City parks locations.