Volunteer in Toronto’s High Park

COVID-19 measures are in effect

Many regular programs are suspended.

Please stay on trail and avoid trampling plants while practising physical distancing.

All dogs must be on leash in High Park except in designated off-leash areas.

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We love High Park. We are all Stewards…

High Park Stewards

Volunteer Stewards have been working with the City of Toronto since 1996 to protect and restore the unique natural heritage of High Park. We also promote the use of native plants beyond the park's borders.

High Park Natural Environment Committee

A volunteer group that advises the City of Toronto on the protection and restoration of the natural environment of High Park. We also promote awareness and respectful enjoyment of the park's natural heritage.

Boulevard Bed Squad

The Boulevard Beds were officially opened in the late summer of 2004 and are maintained and renewed by volunteers. This demonstration garden showcases wildflowers and shrubs common to High Park's Black Oak Savannah that could be incorporated into a home garden.

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Native Plant Sale

You can help to organize and during this exciting event. Or stop by and get some native plants to use in your garden and help native species thrive! The plants are grown in the Greenhouses as part of the High Park Stewards Program.

How else can I contribute?

There are many other ways to get involved as a volunteer in High Park.

To find out about volunteer opportunities at the High Park Nature Centre, contact the centre.

Park Watch is a group of volunteers dedicated to keeping High Park a safe and friendly place for everyone to enjoy. The volunteers act as hosts, provide information and assistance when needed, and identify and report any potential safety problems to park staff or police. For more information email Park Watch.

Sunday Walking Tours: Help organize tours and introduce the tour leader. For more information email Sunday Walking Tours.

Volunteer opportunities across the City (including in High Park) are available through the Natural Environment and Community Partnerships division of Forestry. For more information please call 311 or email greentoronto@toronto.ca.


What's New?

Welcome to Our New Website!

By High Park Nature | September 14, 2020
Since the High Park Nature website was first launched in 2010, it has provided a wealth of information about the natural features of High Park. Now we are pleased to…

New Treatment for Buckthorn

By High Park Nature | July 9, 2020
This summer Urban Forestry is partnering in a demonstration trial with BioForest, a forest pest management company, to manage invasive buckthorn shrubs using the bioherbicide Chontrol Peat Paste. The active…

Toronto Star article, January 13, 2020

By High Park Nature | April 5, 2020
“We love High Park for its natural beauty. Will that love be the death of it?” Read the article or The Star Pressreader version

High Park Christmas Bird Count Results

By High Park Nature | December 27, 2019
The most recent High Park Christmas Bird Count was held on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 (a very windy day). The High Park route ended up with 43 species, our lowest since…

High Park Stewards Summary 2019

By High Park Nature | December 1, 2019
There were over 280 participants (between 110 individuals coming at least once) who came out to High Park Stewards field restoration events. The average number of Stewards that attended each…








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