Parks are a crucial part of any community. They contribute to a healthy, happy environment, providing direct contact with nature, as well as opportunities for physical activity and social interaction. When you have an awesome park in your area, it is more likely that you will get outside and take advantage of the natural setting. And, research shows, that getting outside is more than just fun – it’s a potent way to reduce stress and boost mental health. Being close to a park, like the M3 Condos (part of M CITY) which are set right next to M Park adds a great amenity for residents to enjoy, especially since developed areas generally lack such green space.
Whether you have an hour or an afternoon, going to the park is a great way to spend time with your friends and family. Below are three of the favorite parks in the Lakeshore and Parklawn community.
Manchester Park is simply amazing! It features three lit outdoor tennis courts and a children’s playground. Regardless of the time of day, you will find it filled with children of all ages. Of course tennis players in the community love the park, but it’s also a great place for kids, complete with playground equipment that provides hours of fun, safe entertainment.
This 2.3 hectare park is situated at 75 Manchester Street, near Royal York Road and Lake Shore Boulevard. You’ll find Manchester Park equipped with functioning drinking fountains, too!
Park Lawn Park
One of the favorite parks in the area, regardless of the season, Park Lawn Park is about 3.1 hectares in size. It’s the ideal spot for an active day out with the whole family, as it offers something for all ages. Park Lawn Park is equipped with one lit ball diamond, as well as a multipurpose sports field, four lit tennis courts and a large playground area for the children. It also contains the Park Lawn Rink and the Park Lawn Outdoor Pool. Need to cool off? Relax by the pool and enjoy a refreshing swim during those warm summer days. There is no better way to beat the heat. Park Lawn Park is located at 330 Park Lawn Road, north of Berry Road.
Jeff Healey Park
Jeff Healey Park used to be called Woodford Park until 2011, when it was renamed after the famous jazz and blues-rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, who grew up nearby. It features a number of outdoor facilities, including a ball diamond and two lit outdoor tennis courts and four bike trails. Recently, they added a children’s playground, which was funded by the surrounding community. Among other things, the parking lot helps to make Jeff Healey park super convenient, especially when meeting up with friends and family that need to drive from other parts of town.
Bonus Points: Enjoy a relaxing walk along Mimico Creek, which flows along the northern and eastern borders of Jeff Healey Park. This park, located at 1 Delroy DR, near The Queensway and Park Lawn Road, has an area of 5.6 hectares. Parks really are the perfect place for both relaxation and fun. Next time you want to get outdoors, make sure you explore the parks near you! Your new favorite park might be closer than you think.