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Welcome to the Canton Parks & Recreation Department

You have found the Town of Canton Parks & Recreation Department. This website is the communication center of the department. We try to keep it up to date with information about what we do. Check back here often!

When you’re ready to register for activities be sure to review the How to Register for an Activity page.

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-2:30pm



Lifeguard - Must be certified as an American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid and American Red Cross CPR trained. Requires proficient swimming ability; Previous lifeguard experience preferred.   

Swim Aides - Assists the Water Safety Instructors during public/private swim lessons; CPR certification required and previous Swim Aid experience preferred.

Desk Attendant/Cashier - Operates cash register and is the first point of contact upon entering Mills Pond Pool; ideal applicants will have great customer service skills and experience working with the public.

Camp Counselors -  Responsible for coordinating a wide variety of weekly activities that include games, sports and arts & crafts for small groups of children between the ages of 6-12.

Water Safety Instructors - Instructs swim lessons to children of all ages; Water Safety Instructor Certification required; previous experience as a WSI preferred.

Applicants must be available to work starting in mid June through the end of August.  Location of all positions is at the Mills Pond Recreational Facility, 14 East Hill Road, Canton CT.  For additional information, please contact the CAO Office at (860) 693-7841.  Applications should be sent to: Town of Canton, 4 Market Street, Collinsville CT 06022. Attn: Robert Skinner. EOE

Click HERE to download an Employment Application.

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Pool Memberships are now available for purchase online! Pool will be open to the public on June 15th.
You can purchase online, or in person at the poolhouse.
Click here!

Register here for Swim Lessons! All Swim lesson registration is open. Any questions, please call the office of Parks & Recreation. After June 15th, please call the poolhouse 860-693-7844

You can now sign up for Explorers Camp at Mills Pond.  Themed weeks with field trips, camp is packed with fun arts & crafts, games, swimming, tennis, kickball and more.....

British Soccer Camp is back this Summer in Canton!  Click here to register!

Lego Camps this Summer!  Click here to register!

Let's Gogh ART CAMPS! Click here for more information and to register!