Tails will be wagging as the Canton Community celebrates the opening of its new off-leash Dog Park on Tuesday, August 9 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend the event, along with their four-legged friends, which will include a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:45 p.m. Over-flow parking for this event will be held at Preservation Park, located at 500 N. Ridge Road.
Located on Denton Road, just north of Cherry Hill Road and across from the Canton Fire Station #3, this off-leash dog park provides separate sections for large dogs 20 pounds or more and smaller breeds under 20 pounds. This newest park features an enclosed space of approximately five acres and a double-gated entry which will be kept locked when the park is not open. Hours of operation are from dawn to dusk.
“The dog park is a wonderful addition to the Canton community keeping with our commitment of providing open green spaces and areas where residents and visitors can interact and enjoy the outdoors, “ said Abe Vinitski, Park and Golf Supervisor. “We’re delighted that so many individuals put their time and effort into this project because they believe the dog park would be a popular and beneficial asset for the whole community.”
The dog park was made possible through the dedication and hard work of the Friends of the Canton Dog Park, a volunteer group organized to help fundraise to create an off-leash dog park in the Canton Community, as well as generous donations from area residents and businesses. In addition, several grants from Wayne County were also instrumental in creating this five acre dog park.
This grand opening celebration is brought to you by the Friends of the Canton Dog Park, Canton Township and International Transmission Company (ITC).