The St. Lawrence County Seat

Parks & Recreation

Things to do around Canton

Bend In The River Park

Buck Street Playground

Indian Creek Nature Center

Partridge Run Golf Course

Pavilion Ice Rink

Priest Field

Taylor Park Beach

Trails (bike/run/walk)

Facility Rentals

A number of recreation facilities are available to reserve for private weddings, meetings, games, parties, or other gatherings. Please contact us for more information.


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!


Meghan Richardson, Recreation Director