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The Top Parks for Kids in Toronto

Published Feb 8, 2019 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Get out in the sun and soak up the vitamin D with your kids this summer. These parks will get your family outside and are great for parents on a budget! 

Check out our list of all the top parks in the city of Toronto!

1. Oriole Park – Neshama Playground

This is a midtown park that is located few meters away from Davisville station. It is one of the best places for all abilities. The flat surface makes it accessible for wheelchairs. This playground is also designed to work for children who have autism. 

There is a great area for younger kids and toddlers who require a slower pace as well, and be sure to bring a swimsuit for the spray park!


2. Kew Garden

Kew Gardens is a large park in The Beaches neighbourhood of Toronto. The park stretches from Queen Street East to Lake Ontario at Kew Beach.

Kew Garden is castle themed! There are tons of water fountains, wading pools and jungle gyms for your kiddos to enjoy. It is also has tennis courts, a baseball diamond, and in winter, a skating rink.

There is something for all ages at this great park and your family will have a blast all day. There is also a cool medieval village that surrounds the garden.


3. Corktown Commons

This park is at Don River and spreads over 18 acres with tons of trees and wildlife. The playground itself is updated and there are swing sets and a fun sprinkler area as well as a fireplace, permanent barbeque, large picnic tables and nearby washrooms.


4. Dufferin Grove Park

There are lots of sand boxes and wooden fun zones at Dufferin Grove Park. It is surrounded by lots of trees that you can have a picnic lunch under from the farmers market to escape some heat. Don’t forget to bring extra clothes and towels for the splash park area! 


5. Jamie Bell Adventure Park

This huge park is spread over 400 acres! The playground is based on a medieval theme and your kids can enjoy a day on swings while pretending they are knights in shining armor, running around the theme painted towers. There are many tables, fountains, and benches that are perfect for an afternoon picnic!

6. Lithuania Park 

Lithuania park is famous for its tobogganing hill but after the snow melts, a great family park is revealed! Kids and teens can enjoy playing in the wading pool, sliding and climbing on all the play structures! 

7. High Park

High Park is Toronto's largest public park. It has hiking trails, sports facilities, a beautiful lakefront, convenient parking, easy public transit access, a dog park, a zoo, playgrounds for kids, a couple of restaurants, greenhouses, picnic areas, lots of cute squirrels and various events throughout the year. Be sure to put High Park on your summer bucket list!

8. Little Norway Park

Little Norway Park is a small park in the Harbourfront area of Toronto at the southwest corner of Bathurst Street and Queens Quay West. This fun family park features a baseball diamond, soccer field, playground, wading pool, public washrooms, as well as landscaped gardens and art installations. There really is something for everyone!


8.Trinity Bellwoods Park

Trinity Bellwoods Park is a public park located in the west end of Toronto, bordered by Queen Street West on the south and Dundas Street on the north.

This park is known for its beautiful gardens and great views of the Toronto skyline. It features a volleyball court, large playground, tennis courts, soccer field and a children's outdoor wading pool.

The park also has a community recreation centre attached to it for bad weather days with indoor pools, gymnasium, a fitness centre, indoor walking/running tracks. 

9. Withrow Park

Withrow Park is located in the Riverdale neighbourhood of Toronto. The park features two ball diamonds, a multipurpose sports field, two outdoor tennis courts, a volleyball court, an off-leash area for dogs, a wading pool and a children's playground. In the middle of the park is the Withrow Park Outdoor Artificial Ice Rink!

We hope you find some great parks to check out with your family on our list! If there are any that we missed that you think we should add please mention in the comments below.

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