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June is Recreation & Parks Month AND Seniors Month!

Celebrating 150 years of Parks and Recreation!

To get your copy of our full June calendar of all the events/activities we offer to celebrate the month of June click her

Don't miss out on Saturday, June 10/17 Seniors open house to see details.

 

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

 
link to leisure services master plan   link to active transportation master plan   link to culture plan   link to seniors facility study

Find out the benefits of recreation

HIGH FIVE Accredited

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.

Youth Friendly Community

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.