Parks, Forestry & Recreation

Riverdale Park East

Address: 550 BROADVIEW AVE Map It

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.

  • 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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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-14-2017 to Aug-24-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9 - 9:30am
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-14-2017 to Aug-24-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9 - 9:30am
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-14-2017 to Aug-24-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9:30 - 9:45am
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-14-2017 to Aug-24-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 11:30am - 12pm
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-14-2017 to Aug-24-2017, 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-14-2017 to Aug-24-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 11am - 12pm

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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
Bike Trail1

Dogs Off-Leash Area1

Drinking Fountain1


Multipurpose Field3
Multipurpose Room1
Outdoor Pool1
Outdoor Table Tennis2

Outdoor track1

Picnic Site2

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.

Please contact the facility prior to your visit to determine if the facility can meet your needs.
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