About High Park
Welcome to High Park!
Centrally located on 399 acres of land in the heart of the Toronto, High Park provides visitors with a unique and unusual sense of wilderness. Combining forested area, riparian zones including creeks and the largest pond in Toronto, as well as recreational facilities and well-maintained parkland, High Park has something for everyone.
High Park is home to countless species of wildlife, including insects, birds, amphibians and reptiles, fish and mammals. Recognized as one of the most significant natural sites within the City of Toronto, the park contains an outstanding concentration of rare plant species. The most famous and admired plant communities in the park are the black oak savannahs; remnants of the sand prairie systems that once covered much of southern Ontario’s landscape. By some estimates, less than one percent of oak savannah ecosystems are left in the world and High Park contains the fourth largest remnant globally. For more information about the ecology of High park, check out www.highparknature.org.
High Park is also home to many recreational opportunities, including walking trails, a swimming pool and wading pool, an outdoor ice rink in winter, and two baseball diamonds. Stroll through the park and you will find hundreds of walkers, dogs with their owners, cyclists, naturalists, children and families of all ages.
Groups working in High Park
Though High Park is managed by the City of Toronto, there are many other groups operating in the park, including non-profit organizations, volunteer groups, and recreation groups. For more information about the groups in park, click here.
High Park Grenadier Fund
The High Park Grenadier Fund (HPGF) is a not-for-profit organization delivering financial support to the community-based education, recreation and preservation programs that animate and enhance High Park and the Western Beaches. For more information about the High Park Grenadier Fund click here.