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
Lit baseball diamond
3 lit tennis courts (public)
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.
One of the best kept secrets in North York, a multiuse park in that has facilities for both casual and serious baseball players and tennis players alike!
Bond Park is the the start or the end of the line for the CN Leaside Rail Path, depending on your perspective. It is also connected to Duncairn Park and creates a great loop for runners and walkers alike.
Baseball players and fans
The park baseball facility consists of five clay and grass diamonds. Substantial renovation has taken place over the past few years and the park now features three separate change rooms (two of them having showers and washrooms), two more washrooms, new storage areas, an office, a large clubhouse meeting room, new concrete sheds, a scorer/announcer tower, fully functioning batting cages and adjacent car parking.
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Sport Complex at Bond Park
North York Blues at Bond ParkAnnouncer Tower at Bond Park
Since 1960, the Don Mills Tennis Club (DMTC) has been a familiar fixture in Bond Park. It is one of the most diverse community tennis clubs in Toronto, with a membership roster that averages close to 500 junior and adult members every summer season.
There are 6 hard courts, resurfaced and repainted in 2004, that are open year-round. The clubhouse has a modern kitchen, lounge area, washrooms, showers and changing rooms.
Public Hours are from 4:00 – 6:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.
The middle park in a series of connecting parks that run between Van Horne Avenue and Sheppard Avenue East (Bellbury Park and Dallington Park), Lescon Park is another expanse of green space. This park is ideal for trips to the playground, flying kites, and picnics. No tables, but there are a few benches here and there. Park is located behind Lescon Public School and as a result has a few additional amenities.
Mulitple playgrounds (newest edition added fall of 2011),
York Mills Arena, a seasonal skating rink (September 30 – March 31st) is located within the park.
History: Irving Paisley was a Councillor in the former township of North York. As a Controller for North York he served several terms on Metro Council. Paisley’s 30 year municipal career culminated in being appointed Deputy Mayor of the City of North York. Paisley was responsible for spearheading the building of York Finch General Hospital and became its founding Chairman. Paisley’s accomplishments were recognized by the Federal Government who bestowed Paisley with the Centennial Medal for Service to the Nation in 1967. The park was renamed in his honour on April 23, 2009.