Durham Region is full of things to do for families and people of all ages. There are recreation centres, sports facilities, groups, clubs, classes and programs for dozens of different activities and interests.

For kids, there are school activities and sports, plus youth organizations, clubs and teams. For adults, there's recreation, activities and clubs. For seniors and adults over 55 years of age, there are seniors' centres full of recreation and learning opportunities. For all ages, there are both private and public organizations people can join. Some are free and others may require a fee.

Local facilities

Municipal facilities offer recreation, activities and fun for everyone. Each municipality has its own website. Each website will tell you what's available in that community. Once you get to the municipal website, be sure to look for clubs, organizations, activities and things to do in the area.

Facilities include spaces and activities for:

  • Arts and culture centres, such as museums and art galleries
  • Outdoor centres and markets, such as farmers' markets and cultural events
  • Indoor recreation groups, such as mall walking in the winter
  • Sports centres
  • Baseball diamonds
  • Arenas and ice rinks
  • Recreation centres
  • Parks, splash pads, playgrounds and trails
  • Marinas, water activities, boats and fishing
  • Sports teams
  • Recreation clubs
  • Seniors' centres
  • Learning centres, such as libraries, schools and cooking centres
  • Hobby spaces for crafts and clubs, such as book clubs, knitting, card games and more

Recreation Subsidies

All municipalities in Durham Region offer reduced fees for low-income residents. Contact the recreation department where you live to find out more.

Sports and recreation website pages by municipality:

Visit the Region of Durham's website for more information and ideas on how to get the most out of discovering Durham.

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