Parks & Recreation

The Canton Parks and Recreation Department (CPRD) is an agency that provides services to its community. One of CPRD’s main responsibilities is the development of a diversified park system. The park facilities offers programming and activities geared to the youth in the community. The parks fulfill the leisure time needs of the citizens of Canton and surrounding communities.

Positive Action
Canton Parks and Recreation continues to strive to take positive action for the acquisition of parks for the future. Through the provision of parks, open spaces and protected natural environments, recreation can contribute to the environmental health of our community.  This is an essential, life-sustaining role because investing in the environment with parks increases property values and quality of life.

Mission
The City of Canton Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to creating positive experiences by providing quality parks, facilities, services and programs for all of our citizens. We purpose to manage outdoor passive space and provide outdoor recreation and education opportunities that enhance quality of life and facilitate individual and group development. We strive to provide safe, environmentally sound, and effective programs and services through competent personnel in compliance with accepted industry standards.

Vision
A park and recreation system that has great diversity for all citizens of Canton and surrounding communities.