Parks & Recreation

Fishing permits may be obtained from Canton Police Department, 24980 Highway 64 East, Canton.

Cherry Creek Park 
 (1200 Cherry Creek Road)
Cherry Creek Park is a great place for family picnics with its playscape, picnic tables and grills.  The park also has marked nature trails; a walking trail (approximately 1/2 mile around), which includes an exercise circuit nature trails; and a wildlife observation deck.  The park has a fantastic 18-hole frisbee golf course.  You may bring your own equipment or buy some from the Canton Visitors Bureau at 119 N. Buffalo (903-567-1851). Located off Old Kaufman Road.

Old City Lake (987 Old Kaufman Road)
Pier and bank fishing, swimming (no lifeguard on duty), picnic areas, playground, lighted tennis and volleyball courts, baseball and soccer fields. Call City Hall at (903) 567-1841 to reserve softball fields.  Located on Old Kaufman Road, off Hwy. 64 west, main entrance beside Free State Storage.

Twin Lakes Golf Course
Eight miles south of I-20 off Highway 19 in Canton. 903-567-1112.
Chosen by the Dallas Morning News as one of the Top Ten New Courses in Texas, Twin Lakes Golf Course offers one of the most challenging layouts in East Texas.

Canton City Lake “Mill Creek Reservoir” (410 Arnold Paul Road)
Boat ramp for fishing and sailboats, swimming (no lifeguard on duty). 
Boat permits may be obtained at Police Station, 24980 Hwy 64 East.  The lake is located on Arnold Paul Road off Hwy. 243, north of Wal-Mart Superstore.

First Monday Park (110 Groves Street) and Civic Center (800 Flea Market Rd)
First Monday and Special Events – RV Park, Civic Center, pavilions, restrooms/hot showers, bandstand, picnic areas. Call Civic Center 903-567-1067 for group events.

Baseball Fields – CYRA (24692 State Hwy. 64E)
Call 903-567-4745 to reserve fields. Located off Hwy. 64 near Hwy. 243 intersection.

Soccer Fields - (350 Billy Street)

Van Zandt Country Club
Private club with 18-hole golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts, pro shop, clubhouse and dining. 903-567-4884. Located on north access road to I-20 between Hwy. 19 and FM 859.

Rodeo Arena and Van Zandt County Fairgrounds
Van Zandt County Fairgrounds Association 903-567-4149.

Located nearby:
Purtis Creek State Park
Tyler State Park
Athens Freshwater Fisheries and Hatcheries
Lake Tawakoni State Park
Lake Tawakoni (fishing)
Lake Ray Hubbard
Lake Fork