My Park 

High Park Story & Art Project


Sarah Nemeth is a local artist and long time enjoyer of Toronto's High Park. Sarah is creating a series of paintings inspired by our stories and experiences within High Park. The paintings and stories will together create a beautiful archive about who we are and how High Park has touched our lives.

Learn more about this project and contribute your story at www.highparkproject.com or email Sarah.


May 2017:   The Hill

Painting by Sarah Nemeth

"Like many people, my husband and I like to get some exercise in High Park... We particularly like the Rock Garden path because it provides an up-and-down loop. We trained there for climbing Kilimanjaro a few years ago, and we eventually calculated that we had climbed eight Kilimanjaros during our months on the Rock Garden loop..." READ MORE

Story by Kathryn Naylor


June 2017:   Lupins

Painting by Sarah Nemeth

"I walked through the Black Oak Savannah of High Park with forestry technician for Urban Forestry John La Rose. The birds and crickets sang in full throttle, the earth smelled rich and moist and the foliage glistened in the sun after the brief and intense rain. John pointed out the wildflowers as we walked..." READ MORE

Story by John LaRose

March 2017:   Luna

Painting by Sarah Nemeth

"When Honey was born, High Park Zoo was in a fight for its life...." READ MORE

Story by Sandy, a High Park Zookeeper


April 2017:   Gratitude

Painting by Sarah Nemeth

"On my regular walks around High Park I marvel at the wide range of sights, smells and experiences which are available to me, and other, to freely enjoy. ...I appreciate the many individuals, and groups, who came before me and who made contributions to help ensure that High Park is a wonderful natural pocket in the middle of Toronto for now and well into the future..." READ MORE

Story by Michael Ball


January 2017:   OURSpace

Painting by Sarah Nemeth

"This past summer I was sitting on the logs in OURSpace (the fenced field behind the High Park Forest School that now houses the Nature Centre) with some children during lunch..." READ MORE

Story by Chantale Spencer

February 2017:   Park Watch

Painting by Sarah Nemeth

“For over fifteen years, I have spent every Sunday, adorned in a yellow park watch vest, as a host to visitors to High Park..." READ MORE

Story by John Hardie

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