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Port Hope Parks

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, the washrooms are open 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.

Wladyka Park (Rose Glen Rd.)
2 adult size ball diamonds, used for tournaments, lights on both diamonds, canteen operated by department staff, 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, new 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, 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. Canteen operated by department staff.

Alex Carruthers Memorial Park- Garden Hill (Cty Rd. 9/Ganaraska Rd.)
4 ball diamonds (adult size), 1 with lights, canteen operated by department
staff, washrooms, playground

Caroline Street Rink- 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 lroseblade@porthope.ca

Caroline Street Rink on CHEX TV

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 dclark@porthope.ca.

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 prcbookings@porthope.ca  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 Manager at 905.885.8760 ext 4107 or lroseblade@porthope.ca  

Port Hope Skate Park

62 McCaul Street
Port Hope, Ontario
(in the Agricultural Town Park)
p: 905.885.7908 info youth@porthope.ca