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Recreation Programs in Algonquin Highlands

There's so much to do!  Recreation programs for all ages and interests are available in  Algonquin Highlands.  Please check the Activities Calendar for details.

Highlights of programs available include:

  • Arts Crafts and Antique show - Saturday, July 2, 2022 9:00am-3:00pm at the Dorset Parkette (just north of the bridge on Hwy 35).
  • Book Club (online)
  • Canada Day Event, Oxtongue Lake Community Centre - Friday, July 1, 2022
  • Coffee and Conversation (online)
  • Community garage sales
  • Chair Yoga Classes - Available online visit Activities Calendar for more details.
  • Dorset Community Pitch In Clean Up - Saturday, April 23, 2022 9-11am (meet in the Dorset Recreation Centre Parking Lot)
  • Dorset Fire Works
  • Dorset Snowball Winter Carnival 
  • Drum Circles
  • Family movie and campfire nights (summer)
  • Guided hikes on foot, snowshoe and cross-country skis
  • Halloween activities for kids
  • LadiesToning Class - ONLINE CLASS
  • Line dancing
  • Pickleball outdoors at the Stanhope Park 
  • Red Cross and Lifesaving Society Swim Program at Halls Lake (summer) 
  • Shuffleboard
  • Soccer league (for children ages 4 to 11) - REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN to register visit our Activities Calendar . We are seeking Volunteer Coaches and snack bar attendents for the 2022 Season.  For more information contact the Recreation Coordinator at 705-766-9968 or email
  • Squash courts (to book a squash court click HERE)
  • Swim Program, Elvin Johnson Park - 

    Unfortunately the Township of Algonquin Highlands will not be offering swimming lessons or aqua-fit at Elvin Johnson Park this summer.  This is due to the inability to find certified instructors to run the program.

    Here are some options that you could explore:

    Haliburton Lake Association visit: Swimming Lessons | newhaliburton (

    Bracebridge Sports Plex:  Leisure Guide - Town of Bracebridge

    Huntsville Summit Centre - Swimming and Aquatics - Town of Huntsville

  • Tennis outdoors at the Stanhope Park 
  • Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop
  • Virtual Kids Fishing Derby
  • Yoga classes (online and in the Park) - Available online visit Activities Calendar for more details.
  • Quilters and needle-workers group
  • Zumba Online Classes - Activities Calendar 
  • And more!

Keep an eye on our Activities Calendar for dates and times!

Rowan’s Law: Concussion Awareness Resources

Learn about the Concussion Awareness Resources that amateur athletes, parents, coaches, team trainers and officials are required to review.

Contact Information

Dorset Recreation Centre
1051 Main Street, Box 99
Dorset, Ontario P0A 1E0

Phone/Fax: 705-766-9968


Concussion Awareness and Management Policy
Concussion Code of Conduct for Athletes
Concussion Code of Conduct for Coaches
Online Program Participant Waiver