Parks & Playgrounds


Port Hope Parks

Girl with Woodland marsh plaque

Parks in the Municipality of Port Hope are officially opened on the first Monday in May (weather permitting) and close the first Monday in October.

Once the parks are opened, washrooms are available for public use and the diamonds are groomed and available for bookings.

Use of parks prior to the opening date is at your own risk.


The interactive park at Riverside Park is now open for everyone! The park is equipped with interactive fun activities such as:

  • Corn Hole
  • Ping Pong
  • Games Tables
  • Twister
  • Tic Tac Toe
  • and an Xylophone

Bring out your family for some free entertainment along the beautiful river.

The park is located across from the Ruth Clarke Activity Centre at 81 Mill Street South.


Come join us for the Bi-Annual Waterfront Clean-up Event!
Sat Sept 16 from 9:45am-noon

Meet at 9:45am at the Benjamin Moore Parking lot (the old Bargain Shop) before the clean-up to get your garbage bags and instructions. Please bring your own gloves.  We hope to see you there.


Restoration work on the Port Hope War Memorial (Memorial Park) and the Port Hope Dieppe Memorial (Wakely Gardens) has now been complete and Remembrance Day service planning is underway for November 11. This project was funded in part by the Federal Government, Commemorative Partnership Program- Veterans Affairs.


Illegal dumping activities have been problematic throughout the Municipality– particularly in municipal parks and on our trails. Staff has estimated that between 50 –75% of the waste being collected is a result of residential waste being placed in or beside parks containers.

In order to attempt to reduce the occurrences of these activities and to encourage

responsible behaviours in our parks and trails, PRC staff has identified a number of recommendations for consideration and support from Council. These action items include the following:

✓ The removal of garbage containers has been completed on all trails and will be replaced with strategically located specialized dog waste containers.

✓ Staff also are working on establishing a hotline for residents to report illegal dumping. Residents will be encouraged to report any illegal dumping and an incentive will be provided upon successful issuance of a ticket.

✓ A public awareness campaign is being developed in partnership with the Marketing Department.


Hotline: 905 885 8760


Wladyka Park (Rose Glen Rd.)

2 adult size ball diamonds, used for tournaments, lights on both diamonds, canteen facility available to rent, small playground behind the canteen, washrooms, picnic table shelter with approximately 8 tables, large parking lot

Kings Field (Victoria St. S)
1 small ball diamond, portable washroom, swings

Lions Recreation Centre (Gifford St.)
2 small ball diamonds (for T-ball), no lights, playground, portable washroom.

Welcome Park (Dale Rd. in Welcome)
3 ball diamonds with no lights (2 adult size & 1 child size), canteen (volunteers), playground, tennis court, washrooms

Memorial Park (Queen St.)
Bandshell, accessible playground, picnic tables, washrooms behind Town Hall

Optimist Park (Cavan St.)
1 youth sized ball diamond, no lights, portable washroom, playground, picnic area (beside river)

Town Agricultural Park (McCaul St.)
Senior hardball diamond (with lights), Junior kids diamond (no lights), washrooms, accessible playground, Fall Fair Centre (unheated structure) available to rent for indoor events and used for vehicle storage in the winter months, tennis courts, soccer pitches (with lights) 2 large adult size in front of the Town Park Recreation Centre and child size pitches in the lower fields.

Alex Carruthers Memorial Park- Garden Hill (city Rd. 9/Ganaraska Rd.)
4 ball diamonds (adult size), 1 with lights, portable washrooms, playground

Caroline Street Rink

Summer Pickleball

Caroline Street Rink has been converted into an outdoor pickleball court location for the summer!  Please call the Town Park Recreation Centre at (905) 885-7908 for details on accessing the nets and equipment.  

Natural Winter ice

Caroline Street Rink is a natural ice surface available in winter (weather dependent) from dawn-10pm.

Ice conditions are reviewed and park opening is posted when available. Lights available when the park is open.

The ice surface is flooded regularly and maintained by the Parks Department with the assistance of valuable volunteers in our community.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Parks Department for more information 905.885.8760 ext 4107 or email

Commemorative Tree/Bench Program

Port Hope’s Commemorative Tree/Bench program is an excellent way to honour a loved one while enhancing the community for all to enjoy.

For more information contact Dan Clark, Parks Foreman at 905.885.8760 ext. 4106 or

Canton Cenotaph

Special Events and Booking

Groups are required to book parks, ball diamonds and soccer pitches in advance by calling 905.885.2474 ext 3221 or email  If your event includes food or alcohol it MUST be approved by Council and meet the Municipal Alcohol Policy and the Health Unit requirements. Parks are booked on a first come first served basis.

If you are planning a Special Event that will include use of parks, road closures, liquor licenses, etc., please contact our Special Events Coordinator at 905.885.7908 ext 3425.

Port Hope Playgrounds

The Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture maintains playground equipment in 20 locations around the Municipality. With the opening of Zac's Dream playground in Memorial Park (photo right) in 2009, we are pleased to provide a fully accessible playground for children of all ages.

  • Wladyka Park
  • Town Agricultural Park
  • Young St.
  • West Beach
  • East Beach
  • Peacock Blvd area (2)
  • Kings Field
  • Trefusis
  • Caroline St.
  • Welcome Park
  • Optimist Park
  • Alex Carruther's Memorial Park (GH)
  • Cavan St.
  • Alfred St.
  • Hewson
  • Rapley Street
  • Heneage
  • Little Hope St.
  • Memorial Park
  • Lions Centre

Our playgrounds are inspected on a regular basis to meet CSA standards. If you see damage to any of our playground equipment, please report it as soon as possible to the Parks & Facilities Manager at 905.885.8760 ext 4107 or  

Port Hope Skate Park

62 McCaul Street
Port Hope, Ontario
(in the Agricultural Town Park)
p: 905.885.7908 info