Parks & Playgrounds



COVID-19 Update: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, equipment and amenities are restricted. Please visit for details. Sports fields are open for individual play and group practices with a permit. 

Parks in the Municipality of Port Hope are officially opened on the first Monday in May (weather permitting) and close the first Monday in October. Once the parks are opened, washrooms are available for public use and the diamonds are groomed and available for bookings. Use of parks prior to the opening date is at your own risk.

NEW Splash Pad at Wladyka Park-closed for the Season on October 2, 2020

Splash pad in Port Hope

  • Please be advised that the area is not supervised by staff. Children should be directly supervised at all times by a parent or guardian.
  • The Splash Pad may be closed at any time due to inclement weather, operational requirements, or at the discretion of the Municipality of Port Hope.
  • The Splash Pad is checked daily by municipal staff to ensure it is fully operational before opening.
  • The Splash Pad water quality is tested daily before opening and then at four (4) hour regular intervals.
  • The Splash pad is generally open from early June until September from 10:00 a.m. until dusk, weather dependent.
  • Children under the age of ten (10) shall be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times while using the Splash Pad.
  • Children should be appropriately dressed for their age and toileting ability (e.g. swim diapers) to prevent fouling of the Splash Pad.
  • Do not use the Splash Pad if you have any of the following: open sores, a rash or are experiencing nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
  • The use of the appropriate swim footwear is recommended.
  • Upon the first sign of thunder, lightning, or severe weather, exit the Splash Pad immediately and seek shelter.
  • Climbing, hanging, swinging, or pulling on the spray equipment is strictly prohibited and will result in the person(s) being removed from the Splash Pad.
  • Running and rough play are prohibited.
  • Disruptive behavior is not permitted.
  • Pets, equipment, toys, glass containers, food or beverages, objects or devices are prohibited on the Splash Pad or in the immediate area surrounding the Splash Pad.
  • Smoking is prohibited in all municipal parks, open spaces, recreation areas, and/or facilities.
  • No person(s) shall pollute the water or surface of the Splash Pad in any manner or the immediate area surrounding the Splash Pad.
  • This Splash Pad uses a re-circulation system and therefore it is recreational water only and is NOT intended for the purpose of drinking.

Please report vandalism, graffiti, litter, or off-leash dogs to the Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture:
905.885.2474 ext. 3221 or or to the Port Hope Police Service: 905.885.8123.

In case of an emegency call 911. The Splash Pad location is Wladyka Park, 120 Rose Glen Road, Port
Hope, ON. The closest Municipal land line is located at the Town Park Recreation Centre at 62 McCaul Street.

Summer Play Surface

The Caroline Street Rink is currently open for summer use including street hockey, pickleball, and more.

Natural Winter Ice

Caroline Street Rink is a natural ice surface available in the winter (weather dependent) from dawn-10pm.

Ice conditions are reviewed and rink opening is posted when available. Lights are available when the rink is open.

The ice surface is flooded regularly and maintained by municipal staff with the assistance of valuable volunteers in our community.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture for more information at 905.885.8760 ext. 4107 or email Floyd Beattie, Parks and Facilities Manager, 

The Municipality of Port Hope's Commemorative Tree and Bench Program is an excellent way to honour a loved one while enhancing the community for all to enjoy.

For more information, please contact Dan Clark, Parks Foreman, at 905.885.8760 ext. 4106 or

Click Here for a printable brochure

Commemorative Pavers can be purchased for the Cenotaph in Canton.

For more informaiton, please contact Floyd Beattie, Parks and Facilities Manager, at

Groups are required to book parks, ball diamonds and soccer pitches in advance.  Please complete the booking request form and e-mail to or call 905.885.2474 ext 3221.   If your event includes food or alcohol it MUST be approved by Council and meet the Municipal Alcohol Policy and the Health Unit requirements. Parks are booked on a first come first served basis.

If you are planning a Special Event that will include road closures, liquor licenses, etc., please contact our Special Events Coordinator at 905.885.7908 ext 3425 or e-mail

Wladyka Park (Rose Glen Rd.)
2 adult size ball diamonds, used for tournaments, lights on both diamonds, canteen facility available to rent, small playground behind the canteen, washrooms, picnic table shelter with approximately 8 tables, large parking lot

Kings Field (Victoria St. S)
1 small ball diamond, portable washroom, swings

Lions Recreation Centre (Gifford St.)
2 small ball diamonds (for T-ball), no lights, playground, portable washroom.

Welcome Park (Dale Rd. in Welcome)
3 ball diamonds with no lights (2 adult size & 1 child size), canteen (volunteers), playground, tennis court, washrooms

Memorial Park (Queen St.)
Bandshell, accessible playground, picnic tables, washrooms behind Town Hall

Optimist Park (Cavan St.)
1 youth sized ball diamond, no lights, portable washroom, playground, picnic area (beside river)

Town Agricultural Park (McCaul St.)
Senior hardball diamond (with lights), Junior kids diamond (no lights), washrooms, accessible playground, Fall Fair Centre (unheated structure) available to rent for indoor events and used for vehicle storage in the winter months, tennis courts, soccer pitches (with lights) 2 large adult size in front of the Town Park Recreation Centre and child size pitches in the lower fields.

Alex Carruthers Memorial Park- Garden Hill (City Rd. 9/Ganaraska Rd.)
4 ball diamonds (adult size), 1 with lights, portable washrooms, playground

Baulch Road Park (Baulch Rd.)
2 full-size soccer pitches, trails, comfort station, Port Hope Dog Park

Rotary Park and Eastside Ganaraska
Rotary gazebo, foot bridge, Farley Mowat Boat-Roofed House

Riverside Interactive Park (Mill St. S)
Corn Hole, Ping Pong, Games Tables, Twister, Tic Tac Toe, and an Xylophone

Cavan Street Park (Cavan St./Barrett St.)
Fitness park and trail access

A.K. Sculthorpe Woodland & March (Lake St.)
Trail access

Farini Gardens (& Archive) (Ontario St. and Walton St.)

Kinsmen Park (Mill St. N)

Lakeview Park (Peacock Blvd.)

Little Hope Street (Little Hope St./Sullivan St.)

Margles Park (Victoria St.)

Mitchell/Molson Parkette (Molson St.)

Molson Street Parkette (Molson St./Ontario St.)
Trail access

Monkey Mountain Park (North and South of Highland Dr.)
Trail access

Ontario Street Parkette (Ontario St./Hope St.)

Parkview Estates (Jocelyn St.)

Peace Park (Cavan St./Barrett St.)
Rock garden, trail access

Peter Street Parkette (Peter St./Rose Glen Rd.)

Ralph Hodgson Memorial Park (Joceyln St.)

Ralston Park (Freeman Dr./Ralston St.)

Silver Crescent Park (Silver Cres.)

Wakley Gardens (Queen St.)

Please note that all of our beaches are swim at your own risk.

Caldwell Street Beach (Caldwell St.)
Beach and trail access

East Beach (Mill St. S)
Beach, playground, and Marina

West Beach (Marsh St.)
Beach access

Playground structures re-opened as of July 17, 2020.  Playground structures are not regularly cleaned or sanitized. It is recommended that playground users avoid touching their face and wash and/or sanitize hands immediately after use. There is no limit to the number of playground users, but physical distancing is still in effect.  The play structures at the West Beach and East Beach will be closed on the weekends while the beaches are closed (Saturdays at 7:00 a.m. until Mondays at 10:00 a.m.).

The play structure at Chalmers Park (excluding the swings) is currently closed, as the equipment has been deemed unsafe for use. The swings remain available. 

The Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture maintains playground equipment in 19 locations around the Municipality. We are pleased to provide 9 fully accessible playgrounds* for children of all ages.

  • Alex Carruthers Memorial Park (Garden Hill Park)*
  • Baulch Road Park*
  • Big Wood Cres. (NEW Fall 2019)*
  • Caroline St. Park
  • Chalmers Park
  • Commons Park*
  • East Beach*
  • Hewson Park
  • Highland Estates Park
  • Memorial Park*
  • Optimist Park*
  • Rapley Park
  • Sweetheart Estates Park
  • Town Agricultural Park*
  • Trefusis Park*
  • Walnut and Alfred Park
  • Welcome Park
  • West Beach
  • Wlaydka Park
  • Young St. Park

Our playgrounds are inspected on a regular basis to meet CSA standards. If you see damage to any of our playground equipment, please report it as soon as possible to the Parks & Facilities Manager at 905.885.8760 ext 4107 or 

62 McCaul Street
Port Hope, Ontario

The tennis courts at the Town Park Recreation Centre are operated in partnership with the Port Hope Racquet Club. The courts are public courts so they can be used by both members and non-members. Court times where members have priorty court use are listed below, if there are courts availble, members of the public can use them:

Monday-Friday 4:00-11:00pm

Thursday 9:00am-noon

Saturday 10:00am-11:00am

Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm


62 McCaul Street
Port Hope, Ontario
(in the Agricultural Town Park)
p: 905.885.7908 info

Illegal dumping activities have been problematic throughout the Municipality– particularly in municipal parks and on our trails. Staff has estimated that between 50 –75% of the waste being collected is a result of residential waste being placed in or beside parks containers.

In order to attempt to reduce the occurrences of these activities and to encourage

responsible behaviours in our parks and trails, PRC staff has identified a number of recommendations for consideration and support from Council. These action items include the following:

✓ The removal of garbage containers has been completed on all trails and will be replaced with strategically located specialized dog waste containers.

✓ Staff also are working on establishing a hotline for residents to report illegal dumping. Residents will be encouraged to report any illegal dumping and an incentive will be provided upon successful issuance of a ticket.

✓ A public awareness campaign is being developed in partnership with the Marketing Department.


Hotline: 905 885 8760

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