About The Nature Centre

High Park Forest School

The High Park Nature Centre is a non-profit organization that was established in 1999 and is celebrating 17 amazing years of outdoor environmental education and park stewardship!  The High Park Nature Centre promotes awareness and respect for nature through outdoor environmental education and park stewardship.  Nature Centre programs inspire a sense of wonder, knowledge and respect for High Park’s natural systems; restore human connections to local plants and animals; and engage children and families in ecological restoration activities to ensure a sustainable future for High Park for generations to come.

The High Park Nature Centre serves a diverse audience from across the Greater Toronto Area, including children, families, elementary and secondary school students and teachers, ESL schools, day care centres, Girl Guides and Boy Scouts, community centres and recreational programs. Through the Nature Centre’s programs, over 70,000 participants of all ages have been able to “give back” to High Park through park stewardship activities like planting native grasses, wildflowers and segdes or removing invasive plant species.


The High Park Initiatives is the registered non-profit organization that oversees and operates the High Park Nature Centre. Please consider becoming a member of High Park Initiatives or making a donation to the Nature Centre program. For more information, please call 416-392-1748.