playground equipment including a slide and music wall

Limited indoor and outdoor recreation amenities are open, with modifications and restrictions in place under the Province's Step 3 Reopening Roadmap. Review our COVID-19 What's Open page for details.

The Municipality of Port Hope has many parks and playgrounds. Weather permitting, parks open on the first Monday in May and close on the first Monday in October. Ball and soccer fields are groomed and ready to be booked for practices, games, and tournaments. Washrooms are open for use when the parks are open.

Please note that use of parks before they have been opened is at your own risk.

The department of Parks, Recreation and Culture looks after playground equipment in 20 locations. Included are nine fully accessible playgrounds for children of all ages. Playgrounds are inspected regularly. Report damage immediately to the Manager of Parks and Facilities.

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Find all of the municipal parks and  playgrounds on our interactive map

The Municipality of Port Hope has a variety of parks and playgrounds which can easily be found with our interactive mapping tool. Filter by interest to find exactly what you are looking for - whether that be a ball diamond, skate park, or splash pad.  

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Featured Parks

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Splash Pad

Water features, sun shelters, and a nearby playground that make this park a summertime favourite. Beat the heat at the Wladyka Park splash pad.

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Skate Park

All wheels welcome! Find out more about riding the rails, ramps, and steps at the Skate Park located at the Town Park Recreation Centre.

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Dog Park

Meet up with all of your canine pals at the Baulch Road Park off-leash Dog Park. The ideal place to roam, sniff, and fetch.

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Outdoor Pickleball

Enjoy fresh air and physical activity with a pickleball match. Plan your next meet up at our Welcome Courts or Caroline Street Rink.

Dog Park Update: Kennel Cough has been reported. Vaccines are encouraged for all dogs for use of any public park. The best way to prevent kennel cough is to keep your dog vaccinated and to bring your own water dish to the dog park. If your dog develops a harsh cough, see your vet and please keep your dog away from the park until well.

Garbage in parks and what you can do

Staff estimates that 50% to 70% of waste picked up on parks and trails are the result of illegally dumped household garbage.

A public awareness campaign on illegal dumping in parks and trails is in place. Incentives are available upon issuance of a violation by a police officer or by-law enforcement officer. Council supported removal of garbage cans on trails and specialized dog waste containers were installed.

Report illegal dumping

Special events bookings

It is important to book parks, ball diamonds, and soccer pitches well in advance of the event. Please visit Book a Facility or Park for more information.