Top Parks in Scarborough

Top Parks in Scarborough

During the summer months, and sometimes even in the winter, there’s almost nothing as great as taking in nature and enjoying the outdoors. Whether taking a walk on a trail or relaxing with a good book, exploring the parks of Scarborough is a great way to spend your free time on weekends or even in the evenings while the warm weather is here. If you’re looking for a park in Scarborough and not sure where to start, here’s the top parks the city has to offer.

Colonel Danforth Park

This park can be very quiet and serene – especially on weekdays. While you’re hiking the trails that wind along Highland Creek you might not ever even run into another person. This park is fantastic for those who just want to soak in nature and enjoy the natural setting this area has to offer. There isn’t too many amenities at this park, though, if that’s what you’re looking for then this might not be the park for you. Aside from washrooms and an off-leash dog park, Colonel Danforth park focuses on the outdoors more than anything else and is great for a quiet, relaxing jog to clear your mind or for taking a nice long walk with the dog. You can find this park at 73 Colonel Danforth Trail, close to the intersection of Lawrence and Meadowvale.

Rouge Park

This park boasts over 1,700 species of flora and fauna for you to take in and enjoy, but if that isn’t exactly your idea of fun there’s a lot more to be enjoyed in this park. Rouge Park has a sandy beach and beautiful campground for the whole family to enjoy. There’s also a handful of hiking trails to enjoy. It’s a hidden gem, as it’s a diverse green space that is also really close to the city. This wonderful outdoor space can be found at 195 Rouge Hills Drive in Scarborough.

Cathedral Bluffs Park

This park, while it sounds similar, is not the same park as Bluffer’s Park. This park is the portion of green space that sits above The Bluffs, and it offers one of the most beautiful views in the entire Greater Toronto Area. While the view is gorgeous, this park offers more than just the view: you can hike or walk on the trails, have an afternoon picnic, take a swim at the beach or sit back and take in the sun on the sandy beach. This beautiful park is found at 24 Lyme Regist Crescent.

Milliken Park

This park is pretty unique in that it is centered around a large, beautiful pond. With the right seating position this park will give you the feeling you’re on the dock at the cottage, so grab a good book and waste the day away taking in the natural beauty this park has to offer. Find your way to 5555 Steeles Ave, near the intersection of Steeles Ave and McCowan Rd so you can escape the hustle of the city, take in the serenity and just enjoy the peacefulness this park has to offer.