Youth Programs & Activities



The Municipality of Port Hope is proud to be designated as a Platinum Youth Friendly Community through the Playworks Partnership, actively supporting and providing opportunities for the growth and development of our Youth (ages 13 - 19) through play.

What is a Youth Friendly Community?

A Youth Friendly Community encourages play for youth in their community. 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 Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture recognizes and appreciates the many community partners it works with to create opportunities for youth play.

For more information on our programs contact the Child and Youth Program Coordinator at

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Looking for something to do over the Christmas Holidays…
Drop In at the Town Park Recreation Centre Dec 27-29 2018 & Jan 2-4 2019

Gym Drop In:

All Ages  1pm-3pm
13+yrs    3pm-5pm 

Youth Centre   

9ys+       1pm-6pm   


Ages 18 and under: $1.00

FREE Sponsored Drop In:

December 28 2018 Gym Drop In FREE Sponsored by Dr. Merepeza
January 2, 2018 Gym Drop In FREE Sponsored by Acme Electric
January 3 & 4 2019 Youth Centre Drop In FREE Sponsored by Cameco
For more information please contact the Town Park Recreation Centre, 905 885 7908  

Youth Programs

youth center  at the town park recreation center logo

We offer a number of special events for youth including Skate Park Competitions, Midnight Basketball, Dances, Road Hockey.


Port Hope Skate Park

youth on skateboard slides down a stair rail at a skate park62 McCaul St., Port Hope 905.885.7908

The Port Hope Skate Park was a new addition to the Town Park in 2010. The park is open to anyone and has been a great addition for all riders in our community and other communities around us. The Skate Park is open every day from dawn until dusk, helmets and protective equipment are strongly encouraged. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for upcoming events in the Spring and Summer.

Drop In

Drop In at the Town Park Recreation Centre during available times to try out any of the following activities!

  • Gym Drop In: Use the gym and equipment we have available to get active with friends! Anything from basketball, soccer, floor hockey, and scooter boards, we have it all!
  • Games Room Drop In: Tons to do including fosse-ball, shuffleboard, pool (13+), and a brand new Ping Pong Table!
  • Youth Lounge Drop In: A Space to hang out, play a board game, cards or Wii!


Looking to get involved in your community? Why not volunteer at the Town Park Recreation Centre! We are always looking for extra help with special events and children’s program, what a fun way to give back to your community! Pick up a volunteer application at 62 McCaul Street in Port Hope or email