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Parks & Recreation

Reimagining Canton Recreation

The Town and Village Recreation Committee is in the process of examining and evaluating the direction and programming of Canton’s Recreation Department. Learn more here.



Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide recreation, fitness, special events and wellness opportunities for the residents of Canton, New York. We strive to enhance healthy lifestyles and well-being in a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment.

Our Vision
The Recreation Department promotes and encourages a balanced, healthy lifestyle. We ensure that our environment, activities, and programs are stimulating, challenging, and inviting. Our activities focus on integrating mind, body, and spirit through quality innovative programs, activities, and services.

Principles and Core Values

  • Diversity and Inclusion: We recognize that our residents differ in race and ethnicity, culture, political and social world views, religious and spiritual understandings, language and geographic characteristics, gender, gender identities and sexual orientations, learning and physical abilities, age, and social and economic classes. It is essential to our high standards that we are committed to creating a diverse community.
  • Exceptional Customer Service: We listen, we care, and we are here to serve. Our staff expects the best of themselves and their co-workers. Honesty, integrity, and respect are values embraced by all. 
  • Quality Experience: We provide a safe, open, and inviting atmosphere where everyone is welcome. We are the place to be for social outlets and interaction for our customers!

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