Dog Park

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Taking into consideration feedback brought to our attention in past months, several improvements have been planned for the park in 2020.  As part of the site improvement plan, the Large Dog section will be divided into two sections with the addition of fencing and a new section access gate, as illustrated in the enclosed map.  This restructuring will enable Park staff to rotate these sections in an effort to mitigate the damage caused by large dogs due to their size and physicality of play in these high-use areas, as well as to allow for turf protection and restoration. Construction is slated to begin in mid-December, depending on favorable weather conditions, and is expected to be completed in one week.  Please visit the Canton Dog Park Facebook page www.facebook.com/Cantonmidogpark or keep checking back here for construction schedules, as well as all Dog Park updates.

In addition to the reconfiguration of the large dog area, other site improvements and new rules will be implemented in 2020, including: 

  • The addition of three new water fountains that will result in one dedicated water source located in each dog section. 
  • Additional waste stations will be installed to allow for proper disposal of fecal droppings.
  • Fence and gate repairs are expected to be completed by the end of the year; weather permitting.
  • The Dog Park will now be closed every Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to allow for weekly maintenance.
  • To help eliminate the spread for illness and diseases, no shallow water pools will be allowed in the Dog Park.
  • All members will be responsible for filling holes created by their pets.  Buckets of sandy-top soil and scoops will be available in each section to facilitate addressing these lawn repairs.

Dog Park members are reminded to review the Park Rules and Regulations located below, to remain up-to-date on how to best use the park and make the most of your visits. For the safety of all, members are asked to please respect and abide by all rules, since this is a self-regulated community Dog Park.

Previous Updates:

  • Starting November 8, 2019: Dog Park water will be shut off and winterized for the season. After this date, please remember to bring water and a bowl for your dog when visiting the dog park.  As always, no glass bowls or glass containers of any kind are permitted in the dog park.  For additional information, contact the Canton Parks office at 734/394-5310.
  • A portion of the Large Dog area will temporarily remain closed to ensure proper growing conditions for the newly installed sod. Parks staff will continue to monitor the progress of the sod growth and will re-open this area once proper root system development has occurred. Again, we thank you for your patience as we’ve undertaken this important maintenance project in accordance with members’ requests to help improve the Canton Dog Park and ensure a positive dog park experience for everyone.

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The Canton Dog Park located on Denton Road, just north of Cherry Hill, is currently available to Dog Park members year-round weather permitting.

The Park has six-acres of fenced-in, outdoor space for dogs to run and play off-leash, with specific rules to help insure a safe and positive experience for everyone. The park is divided into a large dog section for animals over 20 pounds, and small dog section for animals under 20 pounds. Owners are reminded to be vigilant when at the dog park, actively watching their dogs at all times.

  1. Dog Park Reminders
  2. Dog Park Rules
  3. Dog Park Events
  4. Membership Info

Dog Park Reminders

The mission of the Canton Dog Park is to provide a safe, fenced-in environment where dog owners can let their dogs run and play off-leash. Dog Park members are required to abide by the rules posted at the entrance gate in order to maintain the safety and well-being of all dog park users. Please note the following reminders:

  • Dog owners must clean up after their dog(s) and dispose of waste properly.
  • Dog owners must be in control of their dog(s) at all time and are asked to monitor and correct their dog's aggressive behavior. If your dog is displaying aggressive behavior, please remove them from the area immediately.
  • Dog Park members must use their own key fob to enter the park. Members should not swipe in other individuals nor open the gate to provide access to other members. Please remember that only registered Dog Park members are allowed inside the park.

Thank you to everyone for being the "eyes and ears" of the Dog Park and for reporting any issues or concerns to the Canton Park Office at 394-5310.