Community Centres & Halls
Ripley-Huron Community Centre:
The Ripley Huron Community Centre and surrounding property, located on Queen St in Ripley, is home to many recreational opportunities. The fully outfitted Skateboard park beckons all rad riders, newly surfaced tennis courts for your pleasure, a full size baseball diamond with lights, in the winter an outdoor ice surface and indoors a host of fitness classes, and yoga.
Kinloss Community Centre:
The Kinloss Community Centre is located near the Municipality of Kincardine at the west edge of Kinloss. This quaint community hall is a perfect location for birthdays, anniversaries and family gatherings.
Lucknow Community Centre:
The air conditioned Community Centre is located just south of the Sports Complex, at the top of the hill overlooking the ball diamonds.
The Lucknow Townhall is home to the Lucknw Library, HAWK Theatre productions, and several community groups. This facility was built in 1910 with funds donated by the Andrew Carnegie foundation, and was the former Municipal office for the Village of Lucknow, subsequently retains the name to this day The Lucknow Townhall. The Lucknow Library situated on the main floor was recently renovated to provide newly refurbished relaxing environment.
Point Clark Community Centre:
The Point Clark Community Centre is located in Point Clark only minutes from beautiful Lake Huron. This Community Centre has a capacity of 150. The hall has a fully serviced kitchen including an eight-burner double oven gas stove, and a dishwasher.
Purple Grove Community Centre:
The centre is available for rent. Great spot for that family gathering, christmas party, or meeting. The hall holds up to 80 people.
This quaint community hall located in the heart of Whitechurch is a perfect location for birthdays, anniversaries and family gatherings. There is a small stage and kitchen facilities available.
Fit Point Fitness Centre:
The Fitpoint Fitness Centre is located in the Lucknow & District Sports Complex, and is accessible to patrons 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The original exercise space was renovated in 2003, and since that time, has expanded another 500 square feet of area. Equipment includes free and stationary weights, cardiovascular room and equipment, and squash courts. The equipment is state of the art commercial grade. Showers and change rooms are also available.
Lucknow & District Sports Complex:
The Lucknow & District Sports Complex is the hub of the Lucknow Recreation Department, consisting, of two activity or meeting rooms, NHL regulation ice surface, Fitpoint Fitness Center, and Recreation and tourism offices.
Lucknow and District Pool:
The Lucknow Pool was originally constructed in 1962, and since has seen some major renovations. The Lucknow Lions Club, and Lucknow Legion continue to contribute to the pool. In the 1998, the pool filtration system was reconstructed, and the liner replaced in 2006. A new ramp for persons with limited mobility was added in the summer of 2006, allowing for easier access to the pool’s shallow end.
Lucknow Kinsmen Soccer Fields:
The Lucknow Kinsmen Soccer Fields are home to Lucknow Minor Soccer. The Soccer Fields were constructed by funds made available by the Lucknow Kinsmen Club in 1995, there is one regulation size field 175 x 350 ft, with two smaller fields 150 ft x 300 ft. for Minor Soccer youth play. Washrooms, a small kitchenette, and a picnic shelter were constructed by the Kinsmen and officially opened on May 22, 2006
Lucknow Lawn Bowling:
The Lawning Bowling Club is organized, administered and maintained by volunteers.
Park St Soccer Fields:
There are 6 pristine soccer pitches at this location which is home to Ripley Minor Soccer. When not in use by Ripley Minor Soccer, these fields are available to the public for their use. For more soccer information please see Ripley Minor Soccer
Pine River Boat Club:
Point Clark Boat Club:
This rest area is across the Road from the Amberley General Store and Gas Station. A nicely treed picnic area for travelers to take a break from a long drive.
A treed park with several play structures including climbers and swings. There is also tennis courts and a basketball net to provide the local community with a wide array of activity.
This park is a recently updated park with the addition of a new climber and spiral slide structure, adding to the existing swings and teeter totter. There is a large green space at this location.
Located within the center of Heritage Heights Subdivision access to the park from Kris St, Greg’s Trail or Heritage Dr. The Greg’s Trail access is the most direct access to the play equipment
Huronville Park is a diversified park with many attractions including regulation tennis court, volleyball court, basketball court, and a wave wall climber. The park also has various swings, and slides and climbers for all ages.
Kinbruce Ball Park:
Kin Bruce Park is home to the Kinbruce Ball Diamond in addition to a variety of play structures including swings slides teeter totters and climbers located at to the west of the ball diamond.
Kinsmen Park is home to the Kinsmen Ball diamond and features a multi use play structure for children of all ages. There is also a large amount of green space in addition to the access to Loafers Trail, part of the Lucknow Community Greenway Trail. The Lucknow Kinsmen flood the ball diamond in the winter months to create an outdoor rink for recreational pleasure.
Located in the heart of Lurgan Beach, just minutes from the beautiful shoreline of Lake Huron. The park boasts a regulation sized tennis court and mini basketball court, in addition to several play structures and full sized swings
Lewis Park revitalization project was completed in 2009, and features an easily accessible entrance and pathways that meander throughout the parks greenspace.
This picturesque park located on the beautiful shoreline of Lake Huron lies in the shadow of the National Historic Point Clark Lighthouse.
The park offers a small youth ball diamond and several swings and climbers for all ages. A regulation sized tennis court is just one of the great features offered at this park.
Lucknow Lions Park:
This park is nestled between the Lucknow Sports Complex, the Lucknow Pool, Lucknow Youth Skatepark, and the Caledonia Ball Diamond. The Lucknow Lions Park features the pavilion, volleyball court, and greenspace.
Pearl Elizabeth Park:
This park is just minutes from the sandy beach, it is a free play greenspace great for youth baseball or bring your own volleyball. Parking on the perimeter of the park for ease of access to the lakeshore. Seasonal Washroom facility at the beach access minutes from the park.
Pine River Ball Park:
This a regulation sized ball diamond with a small play structure for ages 2-5.
Point Clark Ball Park:
This multi use park is home to a full size baseball diamond with lights adjacent to a 30ft x60 ft pavillion. This location is also shared with the Point Clark & Huron District Community Centre. This facility is equipped with a basketball court, a variety of play structure, swings, climbers, and several horse pits located beside the Community Centre
The Ripley Cemetery is located in the Southwest Corner of Ripley. The existing five acre Cemetery is nearing capacity. The Township of Huron-Kinloss maintains all records, and is responsible for all maintenance and interment.
Ripley Memorial Park:
Memorial Park is nestled behind the Township of Huron Kinloss Municipal office. Memorial Park is home to the Ripley Ball Diamond, with lights for night time games. This is also the location of the tennis courts, skatepark, basketball court, volleyball courts, outdoor rink in the winter season and swings and climber.
This unique and diversified park with a tennis court and basketball court is home of the Lucknow Lawn Bowling Club
This picturesque park features an incredible display of flowers by the Lucknow Horticultural Society. Stroll throughout the grounds and admire the beautiful gardens, rest at the covered pavilion, or relax on one the many benches by the river. This is a perfect rest area along the Lucknow Community Greenway Trail.
Whitechurch Park Is nestled behind the houses on the Northeast corner of the community featuring a youth ball diamond, basketball net, a pavilion, as well as slides and swings for all ages.
Attawandaron Nature Trail:
ATTAWANDARON NATURE PARK -Walking time: 15 min. This park is characterized by its mature tree community and thick ground cover of Canadian Yew, fern species and wildflowers. It has been fortunate to be preserved in its mature forest state with little evidence of logging or disturbance due to residential development.
Blairs Grove Nature Trail:
BLAIR'S GROVE NATURE TRAIL -Walking time approx.: 1 - 1 1/2 hours The Pine River Watershed Study (1991) defined the Lurgan Beach Area, which includes Blair's Grove, as a fragile environment due to the presence of erosion-prone sand dunes and their associated habitats.
Deer Run Nature Trail:
DEER RUN NATURE PARK -Walking time: 18 minutes This nature park represents a small portion of land which has been designated as an Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA) within Point Clark. One feature of Deer Run Nature Park that contributes to the ESA status is the Clark's Creek Floodplain.
Huronville Trail connects Conc 12 to the Kincardine Trail system. The Huronville trail itself provides an excellent experience of various ecosysytems including an established hardwood forest with species including Sugar Maple, Hemlock, Yellow Birch and White Ash, in addition to a tradional Oak Savannah with sandy topography, with various Pine, Oak and Cedar trees.
A new Township of Huron-Kinloss trail is now open. Lewis Trail, located at the east end of Park Street in Ripley, winds its way for 1.5 kms between the Lagoons and the Bruce Botanical Food Gardens back to the Lewis Settlers’ cemetery memorial. This walking trail has two rest stops and storyboards with the history of the lagoons and the former cemetery and church.
Lucknow Community Greenway Trail:
The village of Lucknow is rich in both history and natural resources. Below you will learn about all the beautiful locations you will visit as you make your way though the picturesque village of Lucknow. There are two possible routes you can follow: The Lucknow Walk (5 Kilometers in length) Loafer's Lane (2.5 Kilometers in length)
Ripley Apple Rail Trail:
The Apple Rail Trail This trail begins at the end of Park Street parallel to the Ripley Park St Soccer fields, and Lagoons and is a great trail for walking and running. It meanders through a heritage flower garden and apple trees for .1 kms to the junction of the former CN rail trail and then follows the rail trail for 1.8 kms to the east to the 10th Sideroad or for 1.1 kms to the west, ending behind the Ripley Huron Community Centre.
There is an extensive trail system maintained by Bluewater Snowmobile Club
Tuscarora Nature Trail:
TUSCARORA NATURE PARK -Walking time: 18 min. Tuscarora Nature Park possesses many of the typical plant species of the Point Clark Nature Parks, but it also contains plants not found within the other areas.
In the North of the Township you will find the remains of the Erie Belle, a Great Lakes Steamer that crashed on the rocks on November 21, 1883. The boiler of the Erie Belle juts out of the water just off of the shoreline. The area has for decades been known as Boiler Beach.
The cottage industry had its start here in 1894 when Messrs. Kennedy and Jackson built the first cottage. Families from nearby Ripley built cottages in 1896 and christened the quiet, sandy beach with the name of Ripley Beach.
This sandy and peaceful shoreline gradually slopes into Lake Huron, with a pebbly shore and rocks dotting the water's edge. The best access point for this particular beach is at the west end of Conc 6.
Point Clark Beach:
The lighthouse stands guard over a tranquil sandy beach as well as the sometimes-turbulent waters of Lake Huron. A playground, washroom facilities and a small harbour make the Point Clark beach an attractive daytrip destination.
Director of Facilities & Recreation
Administrative Assistant - Recreation
Facility & Recreation Supervisor
17 Queen St., Ripley ON N0G 2R0