High Park offers 18 designated picnic areas for pre-booking. If you wish to have a picnic for 25 or more people, you are required to purchase a picnic permit. They can be booked on a first come, first served basis from 8:30am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday, by calling 416-392-8188. No charcoal barbecues please!
Garden plots are available for community members to plant vegetable and flowers. Permit rates
Located on Deer Pen Road, the High Park Zoo offers both domestic and exotic animals including bison, llamas, peacocks, deer, highland cattle and sheep. Please do not feed animals as they are on supervised diets! The zoo is open year round to visitors from 7:00 am to dusk.
Parking is available in designated parking areas only, at no charge. Parking between 1:00am and 6:00am is prohibited.
There are 7 public washrooms operated seasonally, including those available at the Grenadier Teahouse (1873 Bloor St. W) and Café.
High Park is a City of Toronto landmark. To preserve its beauty and natural environment Toronto Parks and Recreation has proposed a series of restoration strategies. Partnering with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources significant steps have been taken to preserve oak woodlands, shoreline rehabilitation around Grenadier Pond, small scale prescribed burns and native plant production.
Toronto Parks and Recreation's Urban Forestry section plays a key role in the restoration of High Park, additional information can be found at www.toronto.ca/trees/ravines.htm