Youth Programs & Activities



COVID-19 Update: Please note that youth programs have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please review the new information on the COVID-19 webpage and check regularly for up-to-date program and scheduling information.

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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

Youth Action Committee

The Youth Action Committee (YAC) is composed of driven and enthusiastic leaders from ages 12- 18 years of age who strive to see positive development toward youth recreation and culture throughout the Municipality of Port Hope.

Contact your Child & Youth Program Coordinator today for more information  

Youth Action Committee Costume Contest 

The Youth Action Committee is hosting a Halloween Costume Contest for grades 7-12. Contest will consist of three categories; scariest costume, most creative and best special effects make up. Post a photo of your costume to your Instagram page and tag @municipalityofporthope. Photos must be submitted by Saturday October 31, 2020. A prize will be given to the winner in each category and winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 3. All costumes and makeup must be tasteful and appropriate. For any further information please contact the Child and Youth Program Coordinator at 905 885 7908 ext 3424 or

To find out more about other Halloween activities being offered this season, vist our Recreation and Leisure page. 

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Youth Centre - The Youth Centre has had a complete makeover!  The Youth Centre is a space where youth can socialize and engage in activities with their peers at no cost.  Activities include ping pong, xbox, air hockey, fooseball and a new arcade machine with over 90 games.  Due to COVID 19, the maximum number of participants at this time is 6, physical distancing must be maintained and masks must be worn in the facility. Please reserve your visit in advance.The Youth Centre is only available for youth ages 12 years and older.

Available dates and times:

Tuesday and Friday from 3:00pm-5:00pm

Thursdays from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Saturdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm

Cameco Gym Drop-in- See below a list of activities and times that the gym is open for youth.  Physical distancing must be maintained during all activities.  Participants will need to wear a mask when in the facility and are strongly encouraged to wear a mask when not in play.  Participants need to reserve their spot by contacting the Town Park Recreation Centre at (905) 885-7908.

Youth Basketball Shoot

Wednesday and Fridays from 3:30pm-5:00pm

Ages 16 years+

Cost: $1.00 per participant

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.


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 programs, what a fun way to give back to your community! Pick up a volunteer application at 62 McCaul Street in Port Hope or email