Parks, Recreation & Culture


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Our Mission 
Working in partnership with the community, we create opportunities for leisure activities, facilitate sustainable quality facilities, and support healthy lifestyles for all ages and abilities. We are a centre of excellence for our facilities and programs.

Our Vision
We are a community that provides an inclusive and sustainable system of experiences that celebrates the Town's heritage, culture and natural landscape while promoting a healthy active lifestyle.  

2018 - Parks, Recreation & Culture Master Plan -Master plan   

Assumption of Risk
Hanover, in collaboration with the Grey Bruce Public Health, continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation.

Users of Hanover’s parks, recreation and culture facilities such as the P & H Centre are reminded that when you attend these facilities as a participant, spectator or patron you assume risk when in our facility. An inherent risk of exposure to communicable diseases including COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. 

By visiting any publicly accessible facility such as the P & H Centre you voluntarily assume all risks including any risk of injury, loss, damage and possible exposure to a communicable disease, including COVID-19. 

We remind you to follow the COVID-19 precautionary guidelines being recommended by various Canadian health authorities, including the Grey Bruce Public Health, Ontario Health, and the Public Health Agency of Canada. 

P & H Centre: Sign in required when entering the facility.As Grey Bruce has moved to the Protect (yellow) level in the Provincial COVID-19 Response Framework, all members of the public that enter the facility must sign in with the contact information.  Public members who are not in a registered pool or ice program or with a sport team are required to sign in  Sign in is located inside both our entrances.

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Hanover Parks, Recreation & Culture Department manages, operates, maintains and oversees the following functions:

Parks and Outdoor Spaces

  • 85 acres of green space
  • 5 ball diamonds
  • 5 soccer pitches
  • Hanover Park
  • Heritage Square
  • Commemorative Grove
  • various neighbourhood playgrounds
  • Hanover Trails System
  • Skateboard Park

Programs and Special Events 

  • aquatics
  • children’s programs
  • summer camps
  • adult programs
  • senior games
  • seniors programs
  • Canada Day celebrations
  • public skating.

Culture Services 

  • liaise with user groups.

Town owned and operated Facilities

  • P & H Centre
  • Regional Aquatic Centre
  • Picnic Pavilions.

Facility Bookings 

  • meeting rooms
  • ice
  • theatre
  • multi-purpose spaces
  • athletic fields
  • pool

Community Development 

  • Community initiative facilitation
  • establishment of new corporate developments
  • liaison with a variety of community organizations.

Council and Corporate Directives 

  • Strategic Plan recommendations implementation
  • Culture Plan support.


  • Operations and Capital budget development and monitoring
  • long term planning
  • policy development.

Committee Support and Initiatives

  • Parks
  • Recreation and Culture Advisory
  • Hanover Heritage | Age-Friendly.