Scarborough Ontario Travel In-Town: Picturesque Parks information, listings and links
Here are the more popular Scarborough parks:
Brimley Road, south end.
This 474 acre park at the Lake Ontario waterfront and has a Beach, marina, swimming pool, parking, and picnic area with washrooms. Brimley Road was one of the few locations where a descent to Lake Ontario was possible. First opened in 1976, the park has open meadows up top, with a view of the sandstone bluffs, and used 2.6 million cubic metres of lakefill to build a waterfront park and marina with boat launch ramp.
TTC: It's a ten minutes walk along Brimley Road from the #12 Kingston Road bus stop to the park (with a significant uphill walk on the way back to the bus stop).
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Cedar Ridge Gardens
416-396-4026 Fax: 416-396-7044
225 Confederation Drive, Scarborough, ON M1G 1B2
(East off Scarborough Golf Club Rd, south of Lawrence Ave E)
This Scarborough Community garden is attached to the Cedar Ridge Creative Centre and features traditional gardens. Features a series of traditional gardens with arbors and vistas. Open dawn to dusk daily, all year round. Free parking is available.
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TTC: From Kennedy Station, take the Scarborough RT to the Lawrence East station. Take the #54 Lawrence Ave. E. bus to Scarborough Golf Club Rd. Walk along Scarborough Golf Club Rd. to the second street south of Lawrence - Confederation Dr. Walk up Confederation Dr. (east) until you reach Tingle Cres. At Tingle, turn right, and walk toward the Centre.
Dufferin Grove Park
875 Dufferin Street, Toronto, M6H 2Y6
This park is located in a large historic grove of old Toronto trees and features a bread oven, ice rink, playground, a community centre (hosting theatre, dance and puppet show productions), and community gardens,.
Rosetta McClain Gardens
Kingston Rd & Glen Everest Rd Toronto ON CAN M1N
(south side of Kingston Road, E of Birchmount Road)
Featuring a water fountain centre-piece, these well-designed, leafy gardens are located on the south side of Kingston Road, east of Birchmount Road in Scarborough. There is plenty of shade for picnicking and free parking is available. The park is open dawn to dusk every day, all year round. Free parking available. Wheel Chair Accessible
TTC: Accessible from Warden Station
416 28-ROUGE (287-6843)
50 Bloomington Road West, 3rd Floor, Aurora, L4G 3G8
This large natural environment park, situated in an urban-rural setting, is 11,600 acres (47 km2) in size. The Rouge Park provides low-impact recreational trails, and the City of Toronto's only campground, rare plants, and visible geological formations within the Rouge watershed. There are two National Historic Sites of aboriginal origin within the Park, and some families of early European settlers still farm lands in Rouge Park today.
The park's landscapes run from the rolling hills of the post-glacial Oak Ridges Moraine 50 km north of Toronto, to the vast wetlands and sandy beach where the Rouge River empties into Lake Ontario. The Park also includes the Petticoat Creek, Duffins Creek and Rouge River watersheds to form a major urban greenbelt. In one park, see forests, meadows, ponds and Toronto's biggest wetlands at the Lakeshore. The beauty of the Rouge River inspired Frederick Horsman Varley of Canada's famed Group of Seven painters.
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