History of the Summit

Summit on the Park, which opened in January of 1996, is a 95,000-square-foot community recreation facility with a variety of amenities for guests to enjoy. The Summit, as it's known in the community,  is a nationally recognized community center that showcases the best in community recreation. The Summit continues to be a focal point in the Canton community where Canton's diverse population can experience a wide variety of leisure experiences. For a full history, view the History of Summit on the Park Community Center (PDF).

Enhancing the Local Economy
The Summit serves as the "hub" for Leisure Services, providing space for recreation classes, programs, special events, information, and tickets for community events and a gathering space for friends and families. The Summit enhances the local economy by providing part-time jobs, creating opportunities for networking, and attracting prospective home buyers.

Creative & Innovative Leisure Programs / Services
The Summit on the Park is one of several facilities owned and operated by Canton Leisure Services, which provides creative and innovative leisure programs and services that promote healthier lifestyles and enhance the quality of life for all ages. Included in these traditional recreational activities and offerings are:
  • Athletics
  • Cultural events
  • Health and wellness classes
  • Programs that address community concerns and interests
  • Sports
  • Summer playground camps
Additional Information
For more information about Canton Leisure Services including programs, classes, and events, please visit the Leisure Services Department page.