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 Youth Coordinator at

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National Youth Week

May 1 - May 7, 2017

We have a variety of events to celebrate National Youth Week with our very cool, talented youth.

Mon May 1 - How to and a Slice 

Port Hope Community Employment Services (105 Peter Street, Port Hope)

4pm-6pm  Ages 15-29 years   FREE

Local job postings for the youth to take a look at if they are interested.  Pre register at Port Hope Community Employment Services by calling 905-885-4842 or just stop by on May 1st to enjoy the free pizza and orientation


Tues May 2 - Youth Group BBQ

Jack Burger Sports Complex

3:00pm-4:30pm   Ages 12-18 years   FREE

Come join Youth Group for a BBQ and Games!


Wed May 3 - Port Hope Police vs Youth Basketball Game

Town Park Recreation Centre

3:30pm-5:00pm   Ages 13-17 years    FREE

Port Hope Police are challenging youth to a basketball game.


Fri May 5 - Twoonie Swim

Jack Burger Sports Complex

7:00pm-8:30pm    All Ages    $2/per person


Sat May 6 - Skate Park Kick Off

Town Park Recreation Centre - Skate Park

11:00am-2:00pm    All Ages    Free

Come out and kick off the Skate Park season!  A day of music, BBQ and some really talented youth.


Sun May 7 - Tennis Demonstration & Free Lesson for Youth

Port Hope Tennis Courts, Town Park Recreation Centre

1:00pm-2:30pm   Ages 6-17 years    Free


For a complete printable schedule click here 


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.

Planning a Birthday Party? Youth can also create their own special event through Teen Party Bundles! For more information, contact the Youth Coordinator at the Town Park Recreation Centre 905.885.7908 Ext. 3424 or

 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