Parks & Recreation

City of Canton Parks

All parks & sites open from dawn until dusk, other than Hickory Log Creek Reservoir, which is open 7 am - 7 pm & 7 am - 8 pm between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

1. Boling Park•1098 Marietta Highway

20 Acres with a one-mile gravel walking trail, covered pavilion with bathrooms, playground, baseball fields, tennis courts, racket ball courts, basketball court, bathrooms facility, soccer and lacrosse field space, picnic tables.

2. Brown Park•251 East Marietta Street

One acre park featuring a playground, field space, picnic tables and a Free Little Library.

3. Burge Park•Crisler Street

Under one acre park featuring a basketball court, playground, swing and bench.

4. Cannon Park•130 East Main Street

Park in Downtown Canton with gazebo

5. Etowah River Park•600 Brown Industrial Parkway

58 acres featuring an amphitheater, public bathroom, two community pavilions, inclusive playgrounds, public canoe launch, ½ mile concrete walking trail connecting to Etowah River Trail and Heritage Park, recreational field space, bridge crossing over Etowah River and many picnic tables.

6. Heritage Park•508 Riverstone Parkway

48 acres featuring a one-mile concrete walking trail connecting to Etowah River Trail and Etowah River Park and recreational field space used for soccer.

7. Hickory Log Creek Reservoir• Fate Conn Road @ Bluffs Parkway

$5.00 per day per vehicle

Open:7:00 am - 7:00 pm & 7:00 am - 8:00 pm between Memorial Day and Labor Day

8. McCanless Park•Muriel Street

2-acre park featuring a pavilion, playground, Boy Scout “Hut” and picnic tables.


Special Events

Etowah River Trail Safety Tips

Pedestrians Have the Right of Way: Faster moving trail users, such as bicyclists, rollerbladers, and skate boarders should yield to walkers and joggers. When the trail is busy, ride single file.
Communicate Before Passing: Give a clear warning signal before passing. Signal may be produced by voice, bell, or horn. A bicyclist should politely yell, “On your left” before passing to alert those in front of them. Be aware that other people may want to pass you. 
Maintain a Safe Speed: Please slow down when rounding curves, passing other trail users, traveling downhill, where the trail narrows, approaching intersections or when conditions dictate. Bicyclists will typically be the fastest traffic on a trail. If your speed endangers other trail users, check for alternative routes or consider riding on the road. Selecting the appropriate location for your ride is safer and more enjoyable for all concerned.
Keep Pets on Short Leashes & Remove Pet Waste: Dogs are welcome on the trail, but please keep them on a short leash in order to keep the trail safe for all users. Additionally, please pick-up after your pet. Bags are provided along the trail for waste removal, please deposit full bags in trash receptacles
Avoid standing still on the trail to prevent blocking other users and avoid collisions.
Discourage your children from getting in the path of faster-moving traffic, especially cyclists who may have difficulty stopping for them.
Wear a Helmet: It’s always smart to wear them, especially children, when on any public road, lane, or trail.
In an Emergency, Call 911
Report non-emergency concerns to the City of Canton Parks and Recreation Department at 770-720-7674

Remember, many accidents can be avoided if everyone exercises common sense. Be aware, be polite, and enjoy the Etowah River Trail!