Wednesday, 21 September 2011

High Park toronto

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  When I walked from the Ukrainian festival to the Polish festival on Sunday, I took a detour through High Park which is between the two festivals. I started at the top of the map (north) and walked down the center road to just below the yellow area on the map below and then went east on the path that leads past the park zoo.

High Park map

High Park is a municipal park which spans 161 hectares (400 acres), and is a mixed recreational and natural park, with sporting facilities, cultural facilities, educational facilities, gardens, playgrounds and a zoo. One third of the park remains in a natural state, with a rare oak savannah ecology. High Park was opened to the public in 1876 and is based on a bequest of land from John George Howard to the City of Toronto. It is the largest park entirely within the city. (Wikipedia)
Lake Ontario in the distance looking south

Reflecting pools in the center of the park

Looking west towards Grenadier Pond

Park zoo

Looking east along the zoo path

Children`s play area

Duck Pond on east side of park

1 comment:

  1. Save High Park from the many developers who want to surround the park with huge glass condominium buildings.

    Sign the petition