How does Leisure Services plan for the future?
Strategic Plan
The Strategic Plan is an administrative tool to guide the department in the years to come. It is intended to be interactive, dynamic, and viable with measurable results of progress and success. This plan, combined with the operations plan for each division, provides specific direction to position the department as leaders with innovative programs, dynamic services and state of the art facilities that meet the needs of our changing community.

Our mission: "We shall be pro-active in our approach, creative in our thinking, innovative in our solutions, fair and honest in our actions, committed to a quality work environment thus foster pride, partnerships and a high quality of life for our community."


Marketing Plan
The Leisure Services Marketing Plan is intended to identify the needs of the residents / customers and to encourage them to establish a long-term relationship with Leisure Services. Plans are developed to assist in achieving the Leisure Services goals of:
  • Creating a sense of community and belonging
  • Providing premier facilities
  • Developing and cultivating partnerships
  • Efficiently utilizing resources and demonstrating fiscal responsibility
  • Creating a healthy community
  • Providing excellent customer service
  • Developing and empowering staff


Master Plan
The Canton community has developed an enviable array of leisure service assets composed of parks, facilities, and programs. In order to maintain and extend this high quality of leisure services to an ever-growing population base, the preparation of this Leisure Services Master Plan is a requirement of the Michigan DNR to be eligible for any potential grant funding available through the DNR.


This plan identifies the demand for new leisure activities, condition, and location of and utilization of existing parks and facilities, and the potential opportunity to embark on a community-wide comprehensive green ways program to link subdivisions and neighborhoods, and parks and facilities together to form a cohesive recreation and leisure services complex. View the complete Leisure Services Comprehensive Master Plan (PDF) for more information.

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1. What is the history of Canton Leisure Services?
2. What is the Leisure Services Advisory Committee?
3. How does Leisure Services plan for the future?
4. What is the history of the Summit on the Park?
5. How do I become a member of the Summit and what does it cost?
6. Does the Summit provide child care services while I am using the facility?
7. How do I register for a program of class sponsored by Leisure Services?
8. Can I get my money back if I don't like a program?
9. If I am interested in renting one of Canton's rooms or facilities, how do I do it?
10. Besides rooms, what other types of equipment does Canton Leisure Services rent?
11. What is the history of Canton Parks?
12. What is Victory Park?
13. What is the history of Fellows Creek Golf Club?
14. What is the history of the Village Theater?
15. How do I purchase tickets for any event at the Village Theater?
16. Can I rent the Village Theater?
17. How does the Cultural Commission involve the community in developing the arts?
18. What is Cherry Hill School?
19. Can I rent one of Canton's historical buildings?
20. What is the history of the Travis Bartlett House?
21. What is the B.L.O.C.K.?
22. What types of programs are offered at the B.L.O.C.K. and how can I get to them?
23. What type of special events does Canton have for its residents?
24. What are the different youth sports groups in Canton and how can we become involved?