Cardio Boot Camps are a popular way to enjoy your local park and participate in a fitness program. These programs are privately run fitness activities which take place in parks across Toronto.
Looking to run your private fitness program in a park?
If you are an individual, group, or organization and you would like to charge fees to clients to conduct organized recreation activities or services on city owned and/or managed parkland you will be required to apply for a park permit. Permits will be issued according to the Commercial Recreation Activities in Parks policy. Please contact your local permit office for further details.
April 30th to October 30th; 6:00am to 9:00pm
Permit Start Date:
Can be issued between April and October
The permit rate applied is for groups who have 20 people per class, with a maximum 2 hours per day and a maximum of 2 classes per day.
Q: Are there any areas within a park that are off-limits to commercial activities?
Most open or green spaces in parks will be available for programming. For safety reasons and to preserve sensitive areas in parks, the following areas are not available for commercial recreation permits:
- Pedestrian pathways, boardwalks and linkages
- Natural or environmentally sensitive areas including: designated ravines, wooded or savannah areas, sites of natural and/or scientific interest, areas which have undergone significant habitat restoration, wetlands or their buffer zones
- Playgrounds, park furnishings, splash pads and wading pools
- Horticultural display areas or ornamental gardens
- Skateboard bowls, tennis courts, sports fields and other sports pads
- Animal display areas
- Picnic areas
- Cultural displays
- Designated off-leash areas
Q: Is there a limit on the length of time I can run a program or the number of people I can have in a class?
You can acquire a permit for up to two (2) classes per day, at two (2) hours per class, with a maximum of twenty (20) people in each class.
Q: Can I play music during my program?
You are welcome to play soft music in the park. Out of respect for park neighbours and other users of the park, please limit sound amplification to 85 decibels.