Eglinton Flats includes three of the four corners surrounding the Jane and Eglinton intersection. The fourth corner is the City run Scarlett Woods Golf Course. The area, built on the Humber River Floodplain, was owned and farmed by the Scarlett family in the mid 1800's. It was later turned into a market garden that was flooded out by Hurricane Hazel in 1954. As part of a new floodplain plan the area was turned into parkland. Eglinton Flats is a sports focused park with six soccer fields, four field hockey pitches, a rugby field, a football field and winterized tennis courts. It is also home to a local community garden and playground. In the northeast corner of the park you will find two cricket pitches. The park is a popular place to spend time through the spring, summer and fall.