Canton Parks

Please be advised of the following:

  • All restrooms and porta johns throughout Canton's park system will be closed for the season as of November 1. Please plan accordingly when visiting a Canton park, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We still hope to see you out there enjoying the parks this winter season!
  • The Tennis nets and Pickleball nets will be removed on Friday, November 12 for the winter season.

Canton Township prides itself on providing an excellent system of parks which offer a variety of activities for residents, plus a place for families to gather for picnics and other outdoor activities. Park pavilions, gazebo, and the Amphitheater in Heritage Park are available for rental by community groups and individuals. To locate a park near you, please check out our Canton Township Facilities, Parks, and Open Spaces Map.

Canton Leisure Services offers a variety of sports for all ages including: adult softball, adult volleyball, youth basketball, youth baseball, youth lacrosse, and more. Visit the Canton Sport Center webpage to learn more. 

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Photo of Young Tot on the playground equipment at Kopper Park

Canton Leisure Services invites area children to become an official Canton Junior Park Pro this summer just by touring 10 local parks, snapping a fun action photo, and sharing their experiences.

Participants are encouraged to explore neighborhood parks located in Canton, Michigan, now through August 31, 2021, to earn a customized 2-inch pin for each of the following locations visited:  

  • Barchester Park, located at 43021 Barchester Road
  • Flodin Park, located at 43399 Saltz Road between Morton Taylor and Sheldon Roads
  • Freedom Park, located at 44705 Palmer Road on the southwest corner of Sheldon and Palmer
  • Griffin Park, located on Sheldon Road between Cherry Hill and Saltz Roads
  • Heritage Park, located on Heritage Park Drive, west of Canton Center and south of Cherry Hill
  • Independence Park, located at 1898 Denton Road on the southwest corner of Denton and Proctor
  • Kopper Park, located at 7648 Shaw Lane on the north side of Koppernick Road, east of Haggerty 
  • Preservation Park, located at 500 N. Ridge Road
  • Summit on the Park, located at 46000 Summit Parkway
  • Victory Park, located at 46555 W. Michigan Avenue

Becoming a Junior Park Pro is as easy as one, two, three!  1) Visit a Canton Park.  2) Take a picture. 3) Email the fun photo, along with the participant’s address to to earn a pin!  All ages are welcome to participate in this free park program.

“Canton Parks are great places to explore and create great memories for all ages, but especially for children,” said Laura Mortier, Canton Recreation Specialist. “We developed this program to encourage families to tour all our local parks, including some that they may never have visited before, but especially to have fun and earn a special keepsake while doing it.”  

Visit just one park to become a Canton Junior Park Master; visit all parks to become an official Canton Junior Park Pro. Customized Canton Park pins will be mailed to participants who have emailed fun photos to along with their addresses. After five visits and submissions, Junior Park Masters will receive a Canton Lanyard to store their collection. Visit all 10 parks and receive Junior Park Pro status and earn a certificate and special commemorative pin to complete your collection. 

For more information on becoming a Junior Park Pro, call 734/394-5460.

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status of Canton Parks 

Updated: October 2021 
All parks and trails remain open for leisure use.

Please note that the park restrooms are currently closed for the season. 

Canton urges all park users to follow proper CDC protocol and recommended social distancing guidelines. For additional information, contact the Canton Parks office at 734/394-5310. 

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Park Rules

Canton Township requires that all residents and guests abide by the Ordinances and Rules set up by the Township. For the enjoyment and safety of everyone using Canton's parks, we thank you for paying attention to the following:

  • Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times (and please leave nothing behind...)
  • Skateboarding is not allowed in Canton parks
  • All of our parks are open from 6 am - 10 pm (unless otherwise posted)
  • Motorized, electrical boats must have Park Supervisor's approval
  • Gas powered remote control airplane, helicopters, cars or boats are not allowed in Canton Parks
  • No alcohol is allowed in Canton Parks
  • Pavilion users may only grill in the designated pavilion spaces

Canton Township Ordinances: a complete list of park rules is listed in Chapter 50-Leisure Services. 

Pond Algae Management

Addressing increased algae levels remains a continuous struggle for the Canton Parks division.  Several residents have inquired what treatment protocols are being implemented. The good news is that Canton has obtained great results by using underwater pond aerators and bacteria pods as part of a pilot project last year at Pheasant Run Golf Club to combat algae growth without the use of chemicals.  

Based on these successful results as illustrated in the photos below, the program has been expanded to include the ponds at Heritage Park. This dual approach is effective since it adds ‘healthy’ bacteria into a body of water that consumes the muck at the bottom of the pond.  If left uncontrolled, the more muck in a pond means increased levels of algae, since algae feeds off of this muck. In the past, Canton has had limited success by using chemical and color dyes that only contribute to the vicious cycle of creating more muck and therefore better conditions for algae to continue to grow and expand.  The bad news is that this new approach is a multi-year process. However, once established it will be an effective long-term environmentally-friendly solution. The “Before & After” photos of a successfully treated pond at Pheasant Run below show just how dramatic and long-term these results can be.  

Already this season, treatment has been started on Heritage Park’s small pond, located next to the gazebo, as well as in the large pond by the Amphitheater.  This means by summer 2021, the ponds at Heritage Park should look much improved and this environmentally friendly long-term solution should be well underway.


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Canton Parks Smoking Ban Ordinance 

As of January 1, 2020, Canton Township has banned smoking in its parks, as well as on Canton Leisure Services facility properties with minor exemptions. This revision to the Canton Code of Ordinances’ Chapter 50 Parks and Recreation section prohibits smoking of tobacco and other substances, as well as the use of vaping products on properties and open spaces. 

Smoking will only be permitted by adults at Pheasant Run Golf Club and Fellows Creek Golf Club in designated smoking areas. These amendments to the Canton Parks Ordinance were put into effect in an effort to support public health and ensure more enjoyable experiences for all visitors to Canton’s parks and open spaces. For additional information, contact the Canton Park Office at 734/394-5310 .