Healthy Canton

Canton Township is committed to fostering unique spaces, facilities and programs to improve the overall health of its' residents and guests. Through a dedicated and knowledgeable staff, outstanding partnerships, and innovative grant programs, Canton's goal is to provide health and wellness opportunities that are accessible to everyone. 

There are 10 Community Parks, over 15 miles of nature trails, athletic fields & courts, playgrounds, and splash playgrounds that are all free and open to the public. To learn more about these spaces visit the Parks web page.

Throughout the year, Canton hosts special events, fitness classes and programs to introduce residents to free or low cost wellness services. These are great opportunities to try out something new and connect to with resources right here in the community. 
  1. Community Health
  2. Families
  3. Seniors
  4. Food Assistance
  5. Local Walking & Running Programs
  6. Community Partners
  7. Summit on the Park
  8. Wellness Videos
  9. Cooking Videos

Community Health & Wellness Programs and Events

Canton offers a variety of free or low cost programs to the community. Here are a few of the upcoming programs that you may be interested in. If you would like to learn about specfic offerings or are not seeing what you are looking for, please call 734/394-5460 to speak with the Health & Wellness Specialist. Our goal is to get you the resources that you need. You may also be interested in clicking on the "Community Partners" tab for additional resources.

Blood Drives

Canton Township Administration Building, Summit on the Park and Canton Public Library host American Red Cross Blood Drives. To learn more about blood donation and find the donation site closest to you, please visit the Red Cross website.

Canton Farmers Market

The Canton Farmers Market takes place on Sundays from Mid-May through Mid-October. Weekly markets feature a variety of vendors with locally grown produce/foods, hand crafted artisan items, live entertainment, kids crafts, cooking demos, Master Gardener booth, and much more. Learn More

  • Food Assistance Programs: The Canton Farmers Market accepts several programs including: Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, Senior Project FRESH & WIC Project FRESH Coupons. Visit the Information Booth for more details.

Community Gardens Rental Program

Please call the Market Manager at 734/394-5375 to check availability. By renting a garden plot at Preservation Park or at the Dog Park, you can grow your favorite organic veggies and herbs all summer long!
Community Garden Rental Program

Co-op Community Garden

Our Co-op Community Garden was funded by a grant through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation at the end of 2012. The past few years, the garden has been funded, planted and maintained by the Canton Market Market Master Gardener Volunteer group with the support of our Market staff. The garden is harvested by volunteers and staff for the benefit of residents at First Step in Wayne as well as Canton's TEFAP recipients. If you would like to help support this project, please contact the Health & Wellness Specialist at 734/394-5460.

Canton Liberty Fest Health & Wellness Events

The Annual Liberty Fest takes place June 13-15, 2019 in beautiful Heritage Park. Throughout the three day festival, several health and wellness events will be open to the public. Learn More

  • Liberty Fest Step Challenge
  • Liberty Fest Zumba Party
  • Liberty Run 5K/10K: This scenic walk/run event begins in Heritage Park and winds along the Lower Rouge Trail. There is a nominal fee for this event. 

Random Acts of Fitness

Canton Leisure Services will be hitting the parks looking to reward healthy choices and active lifestyles. If you are spotted walking the dog, riding your bike, taking a jog, or enjoying a stroll with your family or friends, we just might reward you with a fabulous prize! 

Future Programs and Events

  • Fall Summit Shutdown Free Park Fitness Classes