Recreation in Malvern
The Malvern Recreation Centre, located at 30 Sewells Road, is a multi-use facility that features an indoor ice arena and sports fields. The Malvern Community Public Library is also part of this community centre. This library has an excellent selection of multilingual books and videos.
The Neilson Park Fieldhouse, located in Neilson Park off Neilson Road south of Finch Avenue, was built in the 1860's. This historic home has been beautifully restored and now serves as a community centre offering meeting rooms, workshops and craft programs. Neilson Park also has baseball diamonds, sports fields, and picnic areas. The McLevin Park/Scott Westney House at 180 McLevin Avenue, offers a community centre with neighbourhood programming and tennis court facilities.
The Metro Toronto Zoo forms the eastern boundary of this neighbourhood. This Zoo offers 710 acres of parkland with over 5,000 animals in their natural habitats. Just to the east of the Zoo is Rouge Park, which is one of the largest parks within an urban area in North America. This park contains over 700 hundred varieties of wild plants and its thick forest is home to a variety of wildlife including deer, coyotes, fox, raccoons, hawks, owls and a variety of bird species. The Rouge Park can be accessed from the Pearse House Interpretive Centre located off Meadowvale Road, across from the Toronto Zoo.