Park Improvements

Upcoming Park Improvement Projects

Numerous studies have shown that parks provide a safe place to connect, enjoy the outdoors and be physically active. Canton Parks staff is dedicated to creating great parks and works year-round to maintain the numerous amenities that can be found within our parks system. Guided by community input, these park improvement projects help create and maintain open green spaces near home that are welcoming to all.

For the safety of all visitors, staff and contractors, park improvement spaces will be fenced off. We will work efficiently to minimize the time a space may be closed and ask that our neighbors avoid construction areas until projects are completed.

For additional information, please contact the Canton Parks office at 734/394-5310.

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Current and Ongoing Projects

Projects that are scheduled to begin work sometime during 2024. Any questions on project can be asked to Community Development staff at 734-394-5360.
  • Heritage Park and Griffin Park Tree Replacement: As a part of the overall restoration following the August 2023 storms, Canton is committed to replacing 100 trees in the Spring of 2024.
  • Victory Park Lighting: New LED lighting system is being installed for all 12 sport fields. The project will enhance the player's experience and be more energy efficient than the previous system. Project will be completed by April 2024.
  • Freedom Park: Preparation is underway for new soft-fall surfacing and playground equipment. The playground is currently closed for the season. 

Upcoming Projects

  • Heritage Park North Restrooms: ADA improvements, partitions and fixtures
  • Heritage Park South Pavilions: Replacement of three pavilions lost in the 2023 storm
  • Heritage Park Paving: Repave northeast ballfield parking lot and pathways throughout the park; alternate parking areas will be available.
  • Heritage Park Splash Playground: Replace small shade sails due to storm damage and repair underground infrastructure
  • Flodin Park: Adding additional accessible playground activity panels
  • Freedom Park: Adding additional accessible playground activity panels, replacing soft-fall surfacing and climbing equipment
  • Barchester Park: adding additional accessible playground equipment
  • Victory Park: Repave interior pathways and parking lot
  • Pheasant Run Golf Club: Repave south and west golf car paths
  • Preservation Park: New market pavilion, historic building repairs, landscaping and parking improvements
  • Zibiwes Nature Area: New nature themed playground, walking paths, fruit tree orchard, parking improvements and pathways
  • Cherry Hill Village Square: New park, stormwater detention ponds, play areas and walking paths
  • The Ridge: Creation of a multi-purpose community building through the renovation of the white corner building on the southwest corner of S. Ridge and Cherry Hill roads.
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Pollinator Gardens Added to Canton Parks

Canton Township is pleased to announce the addition of pollinator gardens in several Canton Parks including: Heritage Park, Zibiwés Nature Area (formerly Patriot Park), Village Arts Factory and Victory Park. Under the guidance of Creating Habitats for Pollinators and Parks Division, the majority of volunteers from Community Financial Credit Union and the Dartmouth Alumni of Detroit/NW Ohio teamed up to plant native grasses and plants to help give bees and other pollinators a place to thrive in these Canton parks.  

Pollinator gardens are designed to attract bees, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles, bats, as well as hummingbirds. These animals perform the crucial ecosystem service of pollination, making it possible for our food and flowers to grow. A pollinator garden can have a positive impact on these important insects and small mammals. To help support the growth of these spaces, Canton is maintaining the spaces as no mow areas. To allow the flowers to return each season, we ask that visitors not pick the flowers. 

For additional information, contact the Canton Parks office at 734/394-5310. 

Volunteers working on Pollinator Garden