Fall/Winter 2014 Canton Leisure Services Registration: Resident & Summit Member: Early Bird Online Registration - Where Applicable - Begins Wednesday, August 13 at 5 p.m. Online at: Cantonfun.org
Walk-in & Non-Resident Registration - Begins Wednesday, August 20 at Noon at the Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Parkway
Canton Leisure Services Summer Camps
Learn How Your Children Can Have The Best Summer Yet!
Inclement Weather Policy
If the Plymouth/Canton School District closes due to inclement weather during the school year (typically due to winter weather conditions), all Leisure Services Department programs/classes held prior to 4:00 p.m. will be canceled. For Leisure Service programs/classes that begin after 4:00 p.m. a determination to cancel will be made no later than 2:00 p.m. that day.
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Camp A.B.L.E. Scholarship Fund Donations:
Camp A.B.L.E., Canton Leisure Services summer camp designed to serve children residing in Canton and Western Wayne County between the ages of 8-14 with disabilities, is currently seeking to offset some expenses related to important items like sensory integration tools and accessible transportation that unfortunately exist outside of Camp's current budget. Generous donations to the Canton Community Foundation are currently being accepted and can help make the sun shine a little brighter at Camp A.B.L.E. all summer long.
Interested donors are encouraged to visit www.cantonfoundation.org/give/donate. Simply complete the online form and choose "Camp A.B.L.E." on the drop-down menu of available funds.
Checks can also be made out to:
July 2014 I-275 Metro Trail Update
Starting July 7, 2014, the I-275 Metro Trail will be closed from Ecorse Road to Michigan Avenue during a bridge repair project on the south bound I-275 bridge over Van Born Road. This portion of the I-275 Metro Trail is expected to re-open on July 28, 2014.
Canton Dog Park Informational Sessions
Canton Dog Park members are invited to attend a no-cost session featuring an obedience trainer from the K-9 Academy Training Facility. These free classes will be held at the Canton Dog Park, located on the west side of Denton Road north of Cherry Hill Road.
Session dates and times:
Information covered during these sessions will include understanding basic dog body language and issues related to socialization at the Dog Park. Participants will also be shown how to recognize aggressive dog behavior, and how to interpret dog play and interaction. Dog Park members are encouraged to attend with or without their furry friends. Not a Dog Park member? Learn how you and your dog can become one at www.cantonfun.org. Contact the Parks Office at 734/394-5310 for additional information.
You may purchase tickets online immediately by visiting your exclusive Detroit Zoo Tickets & More Discount Online Program ticket store.
We hope you and your family enjoy the Detroit Zoo this season! For more information contact: Canton Leisure Services at 734/394-5360
Canton Leisure Services Earns National Agency Re-Accreditation For Excellence in Operation and Service in 2013
Canton Leisure Services is once again recognized for excellence in the field of parks and recreation management.
Canton Leisure Services earned re-accreditation and remains one of only 119 agencies in the country currently holding national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).
The process of re-accreditation is extensive and takes approximately one year to accomplish.
Accreditation is based on an agency's compliance with the 156 standards for national accreditation.
CAPRA accreditation includes three phases after the application process:
To become accredited, agencies must comply with all 36 fundamental standards and meet 85% of the remaining 120 standards. Canton Leisure Services is pleased to announce a 100% score was obtained by meeting every standard in all ten categories.
Canton Leisure Services, originally accredited in 2004 and re-accredited in 2008, is currently one of only two CAPRA accredited agencies in the state of Michigan.
Accreditation is valid for a period of five years.
Leisure Services programs are led by the Recreation Division. Programming is developed for people of all ages, including preschool, youth and teens, adults and seniors. Specific areas include Aquatics, Athletics, the Canton Sports Center, the B.L.O.C.K. Teen Center, the Senior Adults Program, Youth Development (Teens), Health/ Wellness and Community Events.
The activities and programs provide opportunities for families and friends to build relationships, create a sense of belonging in the community, and positively impact the local economy.
The Leisure Services Department comprises three divisions - Parks, Recreation/ Facilities and Golf plus Central Services which serves as the clearinghouse for communications, accounts payable and personnel issues.
The respective divisions are responsible for the administrative functions required to lead the diverse and rapidly growing operation that allows for coordination of resources which ensures effective and efficient delivery of services.
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 and the gazebo in Heritage Park are available for rental by community groups and individuals.
And, that's not all ...
Special events, dance, preschool programs, enrichment classes, after school activities, teen programs, programs for people with special needs .. and much, much more .. come and DISCOVER Canton.