Parks and Recreation



The Parks and Recreation Division administers the operations, programs, and services listed below.


The Facilities Division administers the operations of the following facilities:

  • Iroquois Park Sports Centre
  • McKinney Centre
  • Luther Vipond Memorial Arena
  • Heydenshore Pavilion
  • Centennial Building
  • Cullen Central Park
  • Brooklin Community Centre and Library
  • Brooklin, Ashburn, and Spencer Community Centres

The facility responsibilities of Parks and Recreation include the following:

  • Administration, facility allocation, and permitting of scheduled sports and event activities
  • Management of all Town-developed arena programs, pro shop, and food and beverage operations
  • Oversight for the planning, development, and construction of new recreational facilities
  • Providing major mechanical and repair services to other Town-owned facilities

Learn more about recreation facilities in Whitby.

Parks and Recreation

The Parks and Recreation Division provides and promotes sport and leisure services that contribute greatly to the quality of life enjoyed by Whitby residents. Whitby's 125 municipal parks, excellent arenas, swimming pools, community centres, health club, and a first-class marina provide endless opportunities for active and passive recreational enjoyment - all complemented by approximately 60 kilometres of trails and 400 hectares of open space throughout the community. The Parks and Recreation Division develops and administers many of its own recreation programs, and staff work in collaboration and partnership with many Whitby organizations and community volunteers to provide a variety of sport and leisure programs and activities.

Learn more about parks, trails, and outdoor facilities, recreation programs, and volunteer opportunities in Whitby. View a listing of parks maintained by the Town.

Check our Community Events and Festivals for special events throughout the year.

Parks Development and Long Range Planning, Special Events, Tourism and Culture, and Port Whitby Marina

This Division administers the preparation of plans for park development and studies for future parks and amenities in Whitby, as well as Town Special Events and Port Whitby Marina. Responsibilities include:

Learn more about parks and trails, park plans and studies, and special events in Whitby.

Recreational Services

This Division administers a wide range of recreational programs and activities that benefit the community.

Learn more about Whitby's recreation programs and how to register.

Seniors Services

Whitby Seniors Services develops and administers recreational opportunities for residents 55 years of age and older.

Learn more about Seniors Services in Whitby. Check our Community Events and Festivals for special events throughout the year.