Thursday, July 22, 2021

Official dedication of newest park pavilion is planned

The new open-air pavilion at Preservation Park in Canton Township will officially open during a ribbon cutting set for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 3.

Township officials including Supervisor Ann Marie Graham-Hudak will attend the event along with members of the board of trustees and area elected officials.

The Preservation Park pavilion features a large under-roof seating capacity, electrical service, a concession service window, and three individual restrooms. The 70-feet by 32-feet structure was designed to provide much-needed shade and seating in the park, as well as a covered lunch area for the Canton Farmers Market visitors, officials said.  

“Canton is grateful to be able to provide this wonderful amenity to the community in one of our true gems in our parks system,” said Canton Leisure Services Director Greg Hohenberger. “Visitors to Preservation Park have already embraced the pavilion as a way to further extend their enjoyment of the park and will surely make it another popular host site for outdoor events and casual gatherings.” 

Significantly funded by a Wayne County Park Millage, the open-air pavilion is currently being used as a gathering place, dining space, and outdoor classroom space for Canton Leisure Services events and programs and will also be available for rent for picnics, parties, outdoor events, and other events. 

Located in Cherry Hill Village, Preservation Park is home to several historic Canton properties, as well as the Canton Farmers Market, which takes place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. every Sunday through Oct. 17 - rain or shine. 

Closely following the Preservation Park Pavilion grand opening “Bites for the Barn,” the newest al fresco dining experience in Canton, will take place from 6-8 p.m. in the new park pavilion. Tickets for this small plate dining experience must be purchased in advance by July 30 at The per person fee to attend is $35 for Canton residents and $46 for non-residents. Tickets will include four to five small plates; beer and wine will be sold separately. 

For more information about the new Preservation Park Pavilion and other Canton amenities, visit or call (734) 394-5360. Preservation Park is located at 500 N. Ridge Road.