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




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!

Broadlands Community Centre

Broadlands Community Centre, located at 19 Castlegrove Blvd, is closest to the DVP and Lawrence.  It is nestled in a residential community.

The facility offers the following amenities:

  • Kitchen
  • 5 multipurpose rooms
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor rink (free)

There are programs available in the following areas:

  • Arts
  • Camps
  • Fitness and wellness
  • General interests
  • Sports




York Mills Arena

York Mills Arena Entrance

The York Mills Arena is nestled within Irving Paisley Park on the southeast corner of York Mills Road and Bayview Avenue.

The facility can be reached at the following number: 416-395-7844

The Arena offers the following amenities:

  • Indoor skating rink
  • Multipurpose room
  • Ample on-site parking

Programs are available in the following areas:

  • Skating (programs and free)

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

Pleasantview Community Centre

The Pleasantview Community Centre is located at 545 Van Horne Avenue, closest major intersection, Victoria Park and Sheppard.  The centre is a multi-purpose location coupled with a library close by and Van Horne Park.

The facility offers the following amenities:

  • Ample parking
  • 4 multipurpose rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Indoor skating rink
  • Kitchen

There are programs available in these areas:

  • Arts
  • Camps
  • General interest
  • Skating (programs and free)

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.