Area youngsters can become official Canton Junior Park Pros this summer with customized pins acknowledging their status.
“Canton parks are great places to explore and create great memories for all ages, but especially for children,” said Laura Mortier, Canton Recreation Specialist. “We developed this program to encourage families to tour all our local parks, including some that they may never have visited before, but especially to have fun and earn a special keepsake while doing it.”
Participants are encouraged to explore neighborhood parks located in Canton, through Aug. 31, to earn a customized 2-inch pin for each of the following locations visited: Barchester Park, located at 43021 Barchester Road; Flodin Park, located at 43399 Saltz Road between Morton Taylor and Sheldon Roads; Freedom Park, located at 44705 Palmer Road on the southwest corner of Sheldon and Palmer; Griffin Park, located on Sheldon Road between Cherry Hill and Saltz Roads; Heritage Park, located on Heritage Park Drive, west of Canton Center and south of Cherry Hill; Independence Park, located at 1898 Denton Road on the southwest corner of Denton and Proctor; Kopper Park, located at 7648 Shaw Lane on the north side of Koppernick Road, east of Haggerty; Preservation Park, located at 500 N. Ridge Road; Summit on the Park, located at 46000 Summit Parkway and Victory Park, located at 46555 W. Michigan Ave.
Becoming a Junior Park Pro is as easy as one, two, three, Mortier said. First, visit a Canton park, take a picture and then email the photo, along with the participant's address to email@example.com to earn a pin. All ages are welcome to participate in this free park program.
Visit just one park to become a Canton Junior Park Master; visit all parks to become an official Canton Junior Park Pro. Customized Canton Park pins will be mailed to participants who have emailed fun photos to firstname.lastname@example.org along with their addresses. After five visits and submissions, Junior Park Masters will receive a Canton Lanyard to store their collection. Visit all 10 parks and receive Junior Park Pro status and earn a certificate and special commemorative pin.
For more information on becoming a Junior Park Pro, visit www.cantonfun.org or call (734) 394-5460.