The St. Lawrence County Seat

Priest Field

Nestled amongst the trees in Downtown Canton (behind the County Social Services Building – 8 Judson Street), Priest Field is a peaceful retreat to enjoy your lunch, catch an action-packed pickleball match, or play lawn games with your family and friends.

The park features an open green space for free play as well as two tennis courts and four pickleball courts.

Priest Field is considered the birthplace of pickleball in the North Country after Canton Native, Mary Ann Axtell, learned the game while in Florida and shared the game with our community upon her return. You can join the pickleball fun every Tuesday and Thursday night (weather permitting) at 6pm, all skill levels are warmly welcomed!


The rental of the courts and green space is free of charge, but reservations are recommended to avoid two events happening simultaneously. There is an extra fee if a tent or inflatable is erected for a special event ($10 per tent and/or inflatable). To request a reservation, please contact the Recreation Director – [email protected]

For more information, please contact 315-386-3992 or [email protected]