High Park is a municipal park, located to the west of downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  The High Park extends about 161 hectares. Maintained by the City of Toronto, it is the second-largest municipal park of the city, after Centennial Park.

Why Is High Park Toronto Famous?

 High Park is a recreational and natural park, with one-third of the park in an innate state, with oak savannah ecology. The landscape in the park is hilly. There are two deep ravines in the park, extending to the whole north-south distance of the park. The High Park has a sporting, cultural and educational facilities, along with picturesque gardens, playgrounds, and a zoo. 

Things To Experience Here! 

  • Toronto’s High Park is the best place to witness blooming cherry tree blossoms in the spring.
  • The West Ravine nature trail and the Spring Creek trail take you through the natural forest to take pleasure in a variety of flora and fauna of Canada.
  • The High Park Nature Centre organizes walks round the year for the visitors. Grenadier Pond in the park is famous as a fishing spot. 
  • The High Park Zoo, located on Deer Pen Road, offers both domestic and exotic animals including peacocks, bison, llamas, deer, cattle, and sheep. The zoo is free and open round the year, from 11 a.m. to dusk.
  • The soccer fields and baseball and tennis courts at High Park are available for visitors. Visitors can also carry out cycling on the paved roadways of the park.
  • There is a 30-minute scenic ride on the trackless train, weaved through the park, picking up other passengers along the way. 
  • The dogs’ off-leash area of the High Park is fenced and open for commercial dog walkers. In winters, you can skate on the artificial outdoor ice rink of the park. In summer, you can splash around in the wading pool or enjoy swimming in the outdoor pool. 

 The High Park is sited on a piece of land gifted by John George Howard to the City of Toronto. The High Park was opened for the public in 1876. The budding organic gardeners of the Toronto city can get trained to plant, water, weed removal, and harvest at the High Park. The High Park Nature Centre is a non-profit organization, offering programs like walks, workshops, camps for people of all ages.