Leisure Services 5-Year Master Plan

Canton Leisure Services To Host Master Plan Open Houses Summer of 2021

Canton Leisure Services is currently seeking community input as a key part of the strategic process of updating its Master Plan, which will be utilized by Canton Township to guide decisions for future planning of programs, services, and amenities, as well as enhancements to existing facilities.  

Canton residents are invited to provide input at a series of Open Houses conducted by McKenna, a community planning, design, and building services firm based in Northville, MI, that will be held in June and August 2021, as a key part of the strategic process of updating Canton Leisure Services Five Year Master Plan, which was previously adopted in 2016.   

Members of the community are invited to submit feedback on: 

  • Sunday, June 6, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Canton Farmers Market, located at 500 N. Ridge Road
  • Thursday, June 17, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Thursday Night LIVE Concert, located behind 1150 S. Canton Center Road
  • Thursday, August 5, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Thursday Night LIVE Concert in Heritage Park, located behind 1150 S. Canton Center Road
  • Sunday, August 8, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Canton Farmers Market located at 500 N. Ridge Road. 

Members of the community are also invited to submit comments via email to leisure@canton-mi.org

The revised Master Plan will ultimately serve as a guide in planning for the preservation, acquisition, and development of Leisure Services facilities, programs, and services over the next five years.  The development of this new master plan will ensure that Leisure Services continues to be a leader in the leisure industry.  

“Canton residents and business owners now have a chance to direct where we’re headed and help determine what our future plans are,” stated Jeanette Aiello, Business Operations Coordinator. “These individuals have a unique opportunity to identify key recreational amenities, programs, services, and facilities that will help make our community an even better place to live.”

Once through with this initial input process, Canton Leisure Services will develop a draft plan and will make it available for public review and comment later this fall of 2021. 

Residents and all interested parties are encouraged to help Canton Leisure Services continue its success by joining in this Master Plan updating process.  For more information about the Canton Leisure Services Master Plan project, visit www.cantonfun.org or call 734/394-5360.


Canton Leisure Services Current Master Plan 2017-2021

High quality recreation opportunities and park amenities have played a vital role in making Canton Township a desirable place to live, work, and play. Township leaders have again and again supported the efforts of the nationally acclaimed Canton Leisure Services Department as it endeavors to create great experience for Canton residents and area visitors. Canton's parks, recreation facilities, and community events continue to be enhanced through hard work and planning. One of the major components of planning is the development of a parks and recreation master plan.

The most current Canton Leisure Services Five Year Master Plan 2017 to 2021 (PDF) was adopted by the township Board of Trustees on October 17, 2016. This plan will be utilized by the department to guide decisions for planning future programs and enhancements to existing facilities.

The public was given the opportunity to submit input on a variety of topics including recreation programs and services they would like to see offered in the future. This feedback was used in setting department goals and objectives that meet the community's needs over the next 5 years.

Leisure Services Strategic Plan

The Canton Leisure Services Strategic Plan is an administrative tool that incorporates the department's mission, vision, values, goals, competencies, financial information, along with community demographics and trends. The Strategic Plan will guide the department in years to come.