HIGH PARK NATURE
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Tablelands | Oak Savannah | Western Woodlands | Eastern Woodlands | Boulevard Beds | Allotment Gardens | Ornamental Gardens | Pollinator Garden | Spring Creek | Grenadier Pond | Wendigo Creek | Other Ponds | Laurentian River | High Park Zoo | Sculpture Hill | Map | Walking Tours | The Hidden Park
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Black Oak Savannah - High Park features a continentally rare plant community, the Black Oak Savannah.
Tablelands - Much of this area has been restored to native prairie/savannah habitat.
Grenadier Pond - Grenadier Pond is the largest of several ponds in High Park. It provides habitat for a variety of fish, turtles, dragonflies and damselflies, birds and other wildlife.
Other Ponds - Two water retention ponds, known as the Lower and Upper Duck ponds, are located in the southeast corner of the Park. Two other stormwater retention ponds are located in the northeast corner: Howard and Ridout Ponds.
Spring Creek - The historical course of Spring Creek, which now flows south beside Spring Road on the eastern side of High Park, lies buried beneath the neighbourhood north of the Park.
Wendigo Creek & Pond - Wendigo Creek, on the west side of High Park, originally started near today’s Dundas and Laws Streets.
Laurentian River - An ancient river runs under High Park.
Boulevard Beds - A wildflower demonstration garden located around the perimeter of the parking lot east of the Grenadier Restaurant.
Ornamental Gardens - The gardens of High Park are not only a feast for the eyes, but also provide valuable food and shelter for many insects and birds.
Sculpture Hill - Visit the remaining pieces from the sculpture symposium of Canada's centennial year.
Contours of High Park - Learn how the park is shaped by its topography - a large plateau deeply dissected by two major stream valleys and associated tributary valleys.
Download High Park map
Please stay on the trail when you explore the Park's natural areas.
High Park Tour with Sam Benvie
Spring Creek Ravine Map
BlogTO article about High Park
Explore High Park on YouTube
High Park in winter on YouTube