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Improvements are coming to Canton’s much-visited Heritage Park

 Improvements are coming to Canton’s much-visited Heritage Park

Canton Township dignitaries are pictured during the ceremonial ground-breaking ceremony.

Canton Township officials are pleased to announce that the first of several park improvement projects slated for implementation in Heritage Park in 2023 have begun.

The first phase of improvements is now underway as renovations are currently being made to the Heritage Park north playground to add new universally ADA-accessible play equipment, including: a four-person see-saw, swings, activity panels, as well as soft-fall surfacing.

Construction is expected to be completed by mid-June 2023, weather permitting. The funding for these improvements to the Heritage Park North Playground was obtained through the Community Development Block Grant program.

Based on community input, additional Heritage Park improvement projects that are scheduled for this year include renovations to the Splash Playground to add shade sails and hydration stations.  Portions of this project will be funded by a Wayne County Parks Millage.

Amenities will be upgraded

Additional park amenities that will be renovated include the replacement of the fishing pier and bridge, as well as restroom renovations in the north and south areas of the park. In addition, several parking lots and paths located throughout the park will undergo asphalt and paving replacement with funding provided by Canton investments, as well as a Wayne County Parks Millage.

Canton's Heritage Park is a popular destination for local families.
Cantons Heritage Park is a popular destination for local families

“We are making these improvements to Heritage Park to ensure that this popular community destination is an even more inviting and safer place for the thousands of individuals who use it every year,” said Canton Supervisor Anne Marie Graham-Hudak.

“By investing in these renovations, we are meeting and addressing the needs of our ever-growing community, who have made Heritage Park the heart of our municipal complex.”

Access may be limited

During construction, access to various parts of the park will be limited for safety reasons. Road closures, limited parking, and alternate routes are expected to occur during the upcoming paving projects.

To minimize the impact of these projects, ample signage will be used to direct traffic and to point out alternate parking areas that will be made available.

Project updates, as well as parking impacts related to these ongoing park improvements, will be posted online at www.cantonfun.org/1361. All of these projects are expected to be completed by the fall of 2023; weather permitting, and pending material availability.

Heritage Park, located just west of the Canton Administrative Office at 1150 S. Canton Center, Canton, MI 48188, is one of Canton’s premier parks, where visitors can enjoy 105 acres of green space, including:  two playscapes, a splash pad, four pavilions, a picturesque gazebo, two large ponds, walking paths, an amphitheater, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, a sand volleyball court, fishing area, and much more.

For more information about Heritage Park amenities or any Canton Park, visit www.cantonfun.org or call 734/394-5360.

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Ed Wright

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