Best parks of Toronto – High Park, Downsview Park and Riverdale Park East

Donwtown Across Riverdale Park East, ©drysdaleandco/Flickr

Donwtown Across Riverdale Park East, ©drysdaleandco/Flickr

All towns need and have green areas and green spots where one can escape from the business of everyday city life. There is always a place where you can enter, rest and forget about the stress at work, breathe in some fresh air and try to tune out the buzzing urban noises. Toronto has several parks as such. Some have lakes others have trails. The common thing in all of them is that they make a perfect sanctuary and refuge for families and offer lots of fun and adventure on all levels. Visit the parks of Toronto: High Park and its zoo, Donwsview Park and Riverdale Park East. Experience nature and wildlife and get away from the buzzing business of city life. Get ready for an adventure in the outdoors of Toronto!

High Park

There are several large parks in Toronto which give you a sense of wilderness in the middle of a concrete jungle. High Park is one of the larger green areas where many of the citizens of this metropolis go to get in touch with nature. Visit High Park, walk along its lovely pathways and enjoy the Japanese cherry blossoms in the spring as they cover the landscape with pink and white petals.

High Park, ©Diego3336/Flickr

High Park, ©Diego3336/Flickr

Bring your children and the whole family and visit the zoo located in the park which has lamas and buffalos and other animals loved by young and old visitors. For more fun take your children to the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground and have a family adventure. There are special places for pet owners as well. Take your dog to the off-leash zone and let your pet flounder around.

Downsview Park

Anyone who likes to play sports comes to Downsview Park, where they can enjoy your favorite activities indoors or outdoors. The park also gives place to several events such as seasonal festivals and concerts throughout the whole year. Stroll around then have a rest at the small lake in the park where you can release all the stress that gathers up during a workday.

Downsview Park, ©public-sector-lists.com/governmentlists/Flickr

Downsview Park, ©public-sector-lists.com/governmentlists/Flickr

Riverdale Park East

Have you seen the Toronto skyline before? If not you must definitely visit Riverdale Park East from where you can enjoy the best view of it. The park has several sport fileds and courts, picnic area and playground for children. In the winter season you can go for ice skating and slide with the tobbogan.

Donwtown Across Riverdale Park East, ©drysdaleandco/Flickr

Donwtown Across Riverdale Park East, ©drysdaleandco/Flickr

Go for a walk on the concrete paths of the park in the evening when the lights are up and enjoy the mystical atmosphere of the night.

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