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Sherwood Park Ravine (Toronto)

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As you walk down the path from Blythwood Road in Sherwood Park Ravine, you'll discover what has to be one of the nicest little playgrounds in the whole city. It sits amidst tall trees, next to a beautiful wading pool adorned with giant water-spraying bulrushes. It gets busy when summer camp children invade the place but there's always plenty of room on the trails of this vast oasis. After a good play and nice picnic, we walked past the wading pool and reached long stairs leading up to a great trail. My kids enjoyed the wooden stairs in the middle of the forest and hopped from rock to rock over a shallow stream. In all, it took us 40 minutes to complete the trail's return trip. Note that this trail is one of the few off leash trails (for dogs).

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  • Sunday, 01 December 2013 posted by P. Cohen

    Parents and children should be aware of the toxic herbicides being used in Sherwood Park to poison the stumps of shade trees that have been chainsawed by the city. For more information and to comment, please visit

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