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DYS FlyerDowntown Youth Space - The L.O.F.T

The LOFT is a FREE program for youth ages 13 to 18 offered by the Recreation Division.  Youth can hang out in a creative space full of sports, music and art!  There are also laptops on site, with free Wi-Fi and printing available.  It's a safe place to be yourself, be active, have great conversations and make long-lasting friendships. 

The LOFT is located at 201 McDonnel Street (PCVS), and a FREE Shuttle Service is available from different pick up locations around the City!  Check out for all the details.

Drop in this fall on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3 to 6 pm or on Saturdays from 1 to 6 pm.

Fall & Winter Leisure & Culture Guide - Now Available!Leisure Guide Cover - 2017

Check out the latest issue of the Leisure Guide for fall & winter instructional sports programs! Call the Recreation Division at 705-742-7777 ext. 1873 to register for a program or register online by clicking on the "Register Online" button on the right hand side of this page.

The Leisure & Culture guide also includes information and programs that are offered at The Peterborough Art Gallery, The Peterborough Museum and Archives, The Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre, The Peterborough Library as well as the Heritage Preservation Office.  Take a moment to see what Peterborough has to offer this fall & winter.

Recreation Division

Recreation services are provided to citizens of Peterborough through a variety of facilities, programs, services, and special events. The Recreation Division is responsible for:

  • Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre
  • Peterborough Marina
  • Del Crary & Millennium Park
  • Youth/Teen Drop in Centres 
  • Instructional Sport Programs & Summer Camps
  • Lifeguard Supervision at Peterborough's beaches and wading pools
  • Junior Park Programs at neighbourhood parks
  • Sport Field Scheduling on 110 fields
  • Swimming Lessons, Public Swims & Children's Programming
  • Senior Services
  • Fitness and Wellness initiatives 

The Recreation Division works cooperatively with Special Event committees coordinating, promoting and implementing community events such as: Canada Day Parade, PanAm Games, Snofest, and many others.


High Five LogoHIGH FIVE® is Canada's quality standard for children's recreation and sport. Before HIGH FIVE, no standard existed and there was a clear need for an innovative approach to help organizations enhance program quality and provide positive experiences for children, which would remain with them for a lifetime. Today, HIGH FIVE holds true to the five Principles of healthy child development that the research indicates are essential for quality programs:

  • A Caring Adult,
  • The opportunity to make Friends,
  • The opportunity to Play,
  • The opportunity to Master Skills and
  • The opportunity to Participate.

The City of Peterborough's programs focus on healthy development of children.  Recreation Division strives to have front line staff certified as Quality Program Providers for all child and youth programs.

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