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Milliken Park (Toronto)

Family Tested
High energy
Stroller

Wide open

Milliken Park offers paved trails, a large pond and a small island of trees. The trees are mature and the variety of trails is quite entertaining for young explorers. The small forest sits next to the pond and a few picnic tables have been installed along the water under the trees. The rest of the park is rather bare. However, we enjoyed the nearby playground and its wading pool. The main interest of this park lay in the great event it has hosted for years: the Industrial Alliance KiteFest. Unfortunately, it seems the event has been shot down at this location where the City has banned kite flying. Kite flying has become a problem because of the strings that get cut during kite competitions and litter the park. Dog owners, flip-flop wearing walkers and bikers, not to mention birds, have had problems with these. I just wish they had found a way to save the kite festival, which always brings Scarborough much needed great press.

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