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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Canton Township To Host Preservation Park Pavilion Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Area residents are invited to attend Canton Township’s special ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Preservation Park’s newest open-air pavilion. Join Canton Supervisor Anne Marie Graham-Hudak, along with Canton’s additional elected officials and members of the Board of Trustees for a ribbon-cutting ceremony that is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. in Preservation Park, located at 500 N. Ridge Road in Canton, MI. 

Preservation Park’s new pavilion features a large under-roof seating capacity, electrical service, a concession service window, and three individual restrooms. This 70-feet by 32-feet structure will provide much-needed shade and seating in the park, as well as a covered lunch area for the Canton Farmers Market.  

“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, this 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 as the perfect spot for picnics, parties, outdoor events, and more. 

Located in Canton’s Cherry Hill Village, Preservation Park is home to serval historic Canton properties, as well as the Canton Farmers Market, which is held every Sunday now through October 17, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – rain or shine. 

Closely following the Preservation Park Pavilion grand opening “Bites for the Barn,” Canton’s newest al fresco dining experience will be held 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, 2021, at www.cantonfun.org. The per person fee to attend is $35 for Canton Residents and $46 for Non-Residents. Tickets will include 4-5 small plates; beer and wine will be sold separately. 

For more information about the new Preservation Park Pavilion and other Canton Park amenities, visit www.cantonfun.org or call 734/394-5360.