Ruddington Park

Ruddington Park, just off Cummer and Bayview, located at 75 Ruddington Drive.

The rectangular shaped park, next to Lester B. Pearson Elementary School, has the following amenities:

  • play structure
  • public tennis courts
  • benches and tables
  • open green space

 

 

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Ames Park

Ames Park

Ames Park, located at 272 Banbury Road, is a large open green space. The closest major intersection is Leslie and York Mills Road.

The park is bordered by busy streets, but the playground is set far back from the road.

There is limited street parking, and the amenities are limited to a playground.  That said, it’s a great place for playing with your dog, flying a kite or having a picnic – heck, maybe all three things together!

Bestview Park and Nature Trail

Play structure at Bestview Park

A park designed for strolling nature lovers and sweating fitness buffs alike! This park offers something for everyone.  Bestview Park is nestled inside the Bayview Woods community off Bayview between Steeles and Cummer.

The park has limited on street parking, unless it is after school hours and you can park at Steelesview Public School.

Park amenities include:

  • Multiple playground structures
  • Nature trail
  • Lit baseball diamond
  • 3 lit tennis courts (public)
  • Benches

The nature path begins at Bestivew Park and and connects to the East Don Parklands.  One could start at Steeles and connect through a park system South to Sheppard Avenue or East to Leslie Street.

Baseball diamond at Bestview Park

Playground at Bestview Park

Windfields Park

Windfields Park

One of the gems of North York, Windfields Park has it all.  Accessible from a number of different streets and connected to Banbury Community Centre, as well as the Banbury Tennis Courts, this park has it all!

Park amenities include:

  • Multiple play structures
  • Washrooms (at the Banbury Community Centre)
  • Paths in wooded areas, great for an afternoon for exploration
  • Walking path connected to other parks
  • Wide open green spaces
  • Benches

Walking Paths

Wooded area, great for exploring!

 

For tennis players:

The Banbury Tennis Club is a private club with 4 lit courts in a park / country-like setting.  The club offers lessons for players of all ages, as well as interleague play for adults.

Public hours: 4:20 – 6:20pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Southwell Park

Southwell Park

Southwell Park is located within a residential area, off the beaten path.  It is a secluded little park that would be ideal for a quiet family picnic, or a few hours of fun with the kids.  There are a variety of play structures, benches and open areas.

Park amenities include:

  • Benches and picnic tables
  • Variety of play structures
  • Open areas for picnics

Parking is limited to street parking.

Benches at Southwell Park

Play structures at Southwell Park

Banbury Community Centre

Banbury Community Centre

The community centre is located at 120 Banbury Road, adjacent to Windfields Park, and Banbury Tennis Courts.  Closest major intersection is Leslie and York Mills. The facility can be reached at: 416-395-6101.

The Banbury Community Centre is partially accessible and has ample parking. It offers the following amenities:

  • Clubhouse
  • Dressing room
  • 5 multipurpose rooms
  • Kitchen

The community centre offers a number of programs for residents of all ages in the following areas:

  • Arts
  • Fitness and wellness
  • General interest

For tennis players:

The Banbury Tennis Club is a private club with 4 lit courts in a park / country-like setting.  The club offers lessons for players of all ages, as well as interleague play for adults.

Public hours: 4:20 – 6:20pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Banbury Tennis Courts

Grounds of Banbury Community Centre

Multipurpose Room in Banbury Community Centre

Banbury Community Centre