The Department of Parks, Recreation Culture is committed to enhancing the quality of life for Port Hope residents through a wide range of innovative, inclusive, accessible programming providing opportunities for physical activity, social interaction and community engagement.
Each year the department provides and supports recreation and leisure services for more than participants in over 70 programs for all interests and age groups, from infants to older adults. Register online
We would love to hear what you think! Let us know how we are doing so we can continue to provide you with the best experiences possible.
We would love to hear what you think! Please fill out our program evaluation for the program that you or your child is registered for.
We would love to hear what you think! Please fill out our camp evaluation for the program that you or your child is registered for.
The Parks Recreation and Culture Department recognizes the importance of recreation and culture experiences in the rural community. The Canton Municipal Building is undergoing some renovations to the upstairs to accommodate a rural library branch. The Parks, Recreation and Culture Department will be programming the basement of the Canton Municipal building which consists of a community hall, kitchen and accessible bathrooms.
We would like to hear from you. What types of programs, activities, and events would you like to see in this space? Please take a few moments to answer the following questions.
The Municipality of Port Hope, Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture is a HIGH FIVE Accredited Organization. We Focus on healthy child development. Our programs for children 6-12yrs of age are of the highest recognized levels of quality and safety. HIGH FIVE - the best way to play! For more information visit www.HIGHFIVE.org
HIGH FIVE® is Canada's only comprehensive quality standard for organizations providing sport and recreation programs to children aged 6 to 12. Through sustained involvement in quality sport and recreation, all children aged 6 to 12 are experiencing healthy development. HIGH FIVE® training, resources, policies and procedures and evaluative processes have been developed to empower organizations to focus on the elements that impact healthy child development and to instill quality in sport and recreation programming for children.
A Youth Friendly community is one that actively supports and provides opportunities for the growth and development of youth (ages 13 - 19) through play. What do we mean by Play? Play is any non-school activity that has elements of choice, leads to satisfaction, and encourages progressive learning and enjoyment. Activities can include - but are not limited to recreation, sport, leisure, arts, drama, dance, civic engagement, youth activism, volunteerism, social clubs and youth leadership.The Municipality of Port Hope is proud to be designated Platinum Youth Friendly through the Playworks Partnership. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture recognizes and appreciates the many community partners it works with for youth play.