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June 2, 1998
Festival, Official Opening of Playground and Garden Highlight Children's Month in High Park
A number of exciting events will take place in High Park in June to celebrate
International Children's Month:

Saturday, June 6 11:00 a.m. Official Opening of the High Park Adventure, a
community-built playground for High Park
More than 3,000 community volunteers built the High Park Adventure, a
community-built playground, which features swings, slides, a tree house,
lookout tower, miniature village and much more. The playground was conceived
and designed by children and adults from the High Park community.

Saturday, June 6 10am - 4pm Third Annual Children's Day Festival in High Park
Games, face painting, clowns, arts and crafts, storytelling, and a barbecue are
among the activities taking place at this year's Children's Day Festival in
High Park.

Saturday, June 13 - 12 noon Official Opening of the High Park Children's Garden
The High Park Children's Garden will provide thousands of children from
schools, recreation programs and the community the opportunity to plant,
compost and harvest a garden in raised planters built in the shape of the
letters A, B and C. The project is an initiative of the Parks and Recreation
Division with assistance from the Toronto Board of Education, Metro Separate
School Board, High Park Citizens'Advisory Committee and others.

"The creation of the playground and garden will be terrific additions for
children in the community to enjoy for many years to come," said Councillor
Olivia Chow, chair of the city's Children's Action Committee. "The volunteers
who designed and built the playground and garden and host the children's
festival every year should be commended for their efforts."

All events take place at High Park. Access to the park is available through the
Parkside Drive entrance south of Bloor Street at High Park Boulevard.

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Steve Johnston
Media Relations
City of Toronto



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