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The top 5 parks for sports in Toronto

The top parks for playing sports in Toronto offer everything from basketball and volleyball courts to baseball diamonds and soccer fields, making your summer exercise that much easier -- and more fun. If you're looking for a space to practice your serve, bring your equipment and some chums and spend a day off at one of these fine public parks.

Here are my picks for the top parks for sports in Toronto.

Sunnybrook Park
This park has an impressive number of fields for rugby, field hockey, ultimate, cricket and others. There's even an archery range nearby. And since all its fields are rated "Premier" (the highest rating a field can get), it's one of the most pristine places to bring your game.

Christie Pits Park
Two baseball diamonds, a basketball and volleyball court, sports field and sportpad area make Christie Pits a favourite amongst Toronto's sport lovers. You can also swim laps at the pool when its quiet.

Centennial Park
Centennial Park is one of the most stacked parks for sports facilities in Toornto. There's a ball diamond, space for frisbee golf, two fields, outdoor fitness equipment, an outdoor track -- even a ski hill. If you consider fishing a sport, you can do that here, too.

Withrow Park
This eight-hectare park at Logan and Danforth is the perfect spot to play the classics: outside, there's a tennis court, baseball diamond, dry pad, sports field and fitness equipment, and there's a fieldhouse for sporting indoors.

Eglinton Flats
Take your game of bocce out of Bellwoods and into Eglinton Flats, where there's an actual professional court waiting for you. There's also six (yes, six!) soccer fields. This park also boasts a tennis court, multi-purpose field, and playground (for those of you who consider swing-jumping a sport).

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