About the Summit Post-Covid

Reopening Safely

The Summit on the Park has officially re-opened to members only. The safety of our members and staff remains the utmost importance to us. In alignment with direction from the Governor's Executive Orders, a number of new safety protocols and conditions have been implemented. As we navigate through the reopening, there will be some new things to expect during each phase. We appreciate your help and understanding as we work through this time together.

As part of our reopening, we have several safety measures that are in place for our patrons and staff: 

  • If you are feeling unwell or are experiencing possible cold or flu-like symptoms, we ask that you please stay home and do not visit our facility.
  • All visitors and staff entering the recreation center are required to wear a mask at all times. 
  • Entry into the facility will only be allowed through the Main Entrance.
  • All visitors must check-in and check-out at the Summit front desk. Members are encouraged to use the Summit Mobile App to scan in and out at each visit.
  • All members are required to wipe down equipment regularly before and after each use.   Sanitation stations will be provided in several areas throughout the facility. 
  • Fitness equipment stations will have short-term closures for cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day.  
  • Members must respect six feet of distance between other guests outside their party. 
  • All indoor fitness classes will have a limit of participants based on capacity levels of fitness class spaces.  
  • Locker rooms will not be available for changing or showering at this time. Patrons are encouraged to arrive wearing their workout attire.
  • Patrons are asked to minimize the number of belongings that they bring into the facility; however, a limited number of individual cell phone storage lockers will be available for use to hold wallets, keys, and phones. 
  • No water fountains will be available; however, a water bottle refill station will remain open. Guests are encouraged to bring water bottles. 
  • Signs and posters are posted throughout the center to frequently remind members to take steps to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

New Business Hours:

The Summit on the Park's modified business are: 

  • Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Areas that will remain closed until it is deemed safe to reopen, include: Club 55+ Senior Center; Kids’ Corner childcare center; sauna and steam room; open gym times; and the racquetball court.


The Summit places the highest priority on the safety of our guests. As such, we will be following all state requirements, as well as additional safety protocols.  Here is how this will affect our members: 

  • MASKS: Guests must wear a mask at all times except while swimming. 
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING: Guests must respect six feet of distance between other guests outside their party. Equipment has been spaced out to ensure this is possible.
  • CLEANING: After hours' cleaning includes scheduled disinfecting of shared surfaces including doors, counters, bathrooms, etc... In addition, members are asked to clean equipment that they have utilized before and after use.


State regulations allow us to reopen our fitness and gymnasium areas to 25%.  Indoor fitness classes must also be capped at 10 participants per class. 

Membership Status

All Summit on the Park memberships, which have been frozen since the facility’s closure due to the global pandemic, will be re-activated and extended accordingly once a member FIRST returns to the Summit. Please allow additional time for your first returning visit. Memberships will remain frozen for those members who do not feel comfortable returning to our facility at this time.  

Summit Map Featuring Current Active Areas


  • Will the entire Summit be open?
    Members will have access to designated areas. Entry into the facility will only be allowed through the Main Entrance. All visitors must check-in at the Summit front desk, where they will be screen through a series of questions, as well as checked out.
    Members will have access to:
    - Fitness and Aerobic Centers, as well as half of the Gymnasium, will contain fitness equipment
    - Walking Track (closed middle lane to allow for walking with social distancing); no running allowed
    - Stretching Area, located in the former racquetball court
    - All fitness equipment and machines have been safely spaced with 10 feet between them or at least 6 feet of distance with barriers.
    - Fitness classes will be transitioned indoors later this fall and will be held in the former Dance Studio location.

  • Why is the Aquatic Center closed?
    The Aquatic Center will remain closed for the foreseeable future for significant capital improvement projects including replacement of the copper roof and major tile installation.

  • Who will be able to utilize the Summit?
    At this time only members will be permitted access to the Summit and will be required to check-in and check-out for any activity/program offered to adhere to maximum occupancy guidelines. No guests will be allowed to loiter in the facility.

  • Will I be able to bring my child to the Summit while I participate in a fitness class?
    Members will not be allowed to bring any additional guests. Anyone in attendance must be a registered participant in the class.

  • What will I not have access to at the Summit?
    Specific areas of the facility will be unavailable until further notice, include:
    - Aquatic Center, including the sauna, steam room, and all pools are currently closed for renovations.
    - Canton Club 55+ (virtual programming and outdoor programs are currently available)
    - Kids’ Corner Child Care Center
    - Summit Classrooms
    - Banquet Center
    - Gymnasium and Racquetball Court have been repurposed for fitness classes and stretching areas
    - Locker Rooms
    - Water Fountains

  • What are your temporary new business hours?
    Facility hours have been reduced. The Summit will be open for the foreseeable future to members:
    - Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
    - Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Will I be required to wear a face mask?
    All patrons and staff will be REQUIRED to wear a face mask AT ALL TIMES (including while exercising), which is required by the Michigan Governor’s Executive Order. In addition, all patrons must follow the safety guidelines posted by the entrance stating that you will abide by all policies and procedures. Failure to follow policies will result in being asked to leave the premises. Patrons must:
    - Always maintain 6 feet of social distance
    - Wash hands regularly
    - Cover face and nose with proper masks or personal protective equipment (PPE)
    - Stay home when sick

  • What are the cleaning procedures for fitness equipment?
    Members are required to clean All workout equipment before and after each use. Summit staff has increased cleaning protocols for equipment and high touch surfaces that currently exceed CDC standards.

  • What additional safety protocols are currently in place?
    Staff and guests will be required to adhere to social distancing (at least 6 feet apart) guidelines. Areas and spaces within the Summit have been reconfigured to enable social distancing. Hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed and are available to all guests. Staff will be required to sign in and sign out each guest, which will allow monitoring of capacity levels. Environmental controls have been implemented including the installation of plexiglass barriers and the increased circulation of outside air.

  • How are staff members be screened? 
    Staff members complete a daily health screening, including temperature check upon entry into the facility.

  • Do I have to reserve a workout time?
    Members will not have to register in advance. State of Michigan regulations have allowed the Summit to reopen with areas limited to 25% of total occupancy. Members will be allowed to drop-in during business hours and will not need to register in advance.

  • How long will I be able to workout in the facility? 
    At the current time, Summit members will not be limited to a specific length of workout time. Please note that your workout duration should be adjusted to accommodate time before and after to disinfect your equipment. 

  • What do I need to bring with me?  
    Please bring your own workout towel, yoga/stretching mat, water bottle, etc..., during this reopening period. Face coverings will be required for members while inside our facility.

  • Will the locker rooms be available?
    Locker rooms will not be available for changing or showering. Patrons are encouraged to wear your workout gear to the Summit, as well as to minimize the number of belongings they bring into the facility. Remember to bring your own yoga mat, towel, water bottle, etc… A limited number of individual cell phone storage lockers will be available for use to hold wallets, keys, and phones.
  • Will there be capacities in different areas?
    Per the Governor’s Executive Order reduced capacities have been established in certain areas of the facility.  If areas do reach capacity, Summit staff may have to temporarily deny access to a space until we fall below capacity again. 
  • What types of programming will be available?
    Summit and Recreation staff are working diligently to create a comprehensive programming lineup for the fall and winter 2020. Watch for a combination of in-person and virtual program offerings rolled out online.

  • Who should I contact if I have questions about the reopening of the Summit or my membership?
    All questions can be directed to summitmemberservices@canton-mi.org or by calling 734/394-5460.
  • How will information be communicated?
    Members will be kept up-to-date via: email notifications; website updates at www.summitonthepark.org; and on our Facebook page .


For those individuals looking to become a Summit member, please contact Summit Member Services team via email or by calling 734/394-5460. 


We are grateful to our members and the community for your support and patience during our closure this summer.  We are delighted to have you all return to our facility!