Edward “Peel” Coleman Community Center

Edward “Peel” Coleman Community Center
The Edward “Peel” Coleman Center opened in 1985, giving the Southeast end of Canton a community center of its own. The Center would go on to provide a “home away from home” for many children growing up in the area.

Named after former Canton City Councilman Edward “Peel” Coleman, the center has been home to many local organizations over the years such as the Stark County Urban League, YMCA of Greater Stark County, the Stark County Minority Business Association and most recently Head Start and Canton Parks and Recreation.

Major building upgrades and renovations have been underway since 2019. The gym saw a full renovation in 2020 with the replacement of basketball hoops, portable bleachers, court dividers and a new paint job. The brand new gym floor -complete with NBA and OHSAA regulation length 3-point lines- was added to finish off the project. The gym was dedicated to long-time Youth Development Director for the City of Canton – Paul Martin.

Improvements continued in 2020-2021 with a new weight room, audio equipment, remodeled space and increased security measures.

Edward “Peel” Coleman Community Center

Wayne Douglas Jamerson Spray Park

The Wayne Douglas Jamerson Spray Park by the Edward “Peel” Coleman Community Center at 1400 Sherrick Road SE has two play areas and plastic playground fixtures shaped like football field uprights, a soccer ball, a baseball bat, a baseball glove and a green circle. The park is surrounded by a fence.

The park is open noon to 8 p.m. daily, Memorial Day through Labor Day. It’s free for use by the public.

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We are thrilled to be partnering with Walking With A Purpose for two fantastic after school programs. See below for details and registration. 
If you or your child are showing signs of illness, please do not participate.
Programs will be held at the Edward “Peel” Coleman Center 1400 Sherrick Rd SE, Canton, OH 44707

Check back soon for registration information for a full slate of programs at the Edward “Peel” Coleman Center. Cantact tim.dunbar@cantonohio.gov with any questions.

CashFLOW 101: Financial Literacy

Move over Monopoly…This program teaches financial literacy and investing by playing an exciting game called CashFlow. The students will learn how to purchase housing and invest in the stock market while having loads of fun.

Magma: Intro to Coding

This program highlights the basics of computer coding from designing games, apps, and cybersecurity. The students also will have an opportunity to begin in robotics engineering,

Kids Literacy Program

This 6-week literacy program for children in grades K-6 focuses on improving comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary skills through engaging activities. The program highlights the importance of repetition for skill enhancement and includes assessments provided by the Stark County Library to gauge the children’s reading levels.



Ages 16 & Up

This class is designed for beginners who are new to the practice of yoga. You will learn the foundational basics to start and keep building upon those skills as you learn and grow during each session. You will experience not only the physical benefits, but also connect the mind and body throughout the series leading to an increase in overall wellness.


Ages 18 & Up

Ladies come learn some captivating moves and get fit in the process. This class combines hip hop dance and aerobic fitness. All fitness levels are welcome to attend.


Ages 13 & Up

Zumba is a total-body workout incorporating all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy each time you leave class. Zumba takes the “work” out of workout, by mixing lowintensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, dance fitness party.

Cornhole League

All Ages

Get your team together and join us on Mondays for this exciting cornhole league. Teams can be all male, all female, or coed. Rosters consist of 4 players; two players and two substitutes. All ages are welcome.



Grades K-8

Have your child join us to learn all about hip hop dance. Kids will learn movement techniques and more!


All Ages and Grades Welcome

Bring the whole family to have some good oldfashioned recess. We’ll play games like kickball, dodgeball, basketball, volleyball & more. Refreshments will be served.

Entrepreneurship Club

Grades K- 12

Do you have a youngster interested in starting their own business? We have a program designed just for them. This 9 week course will teach  the basics of developing an idea, researching that idea, doing market research, and  developing a pitch to present to potential investors! At the end of the 9 weeks, participants will have the opportunity to pitch their business idea to community members and entrepreneurs for a chance to win prizes and more in their very own pitch contest!



We’re partnered with ArtsinStark to offer a variety of artsbased programming. There is no cost for these programs. The only way to register is in-person at the Peel Coleman Center. Each session is limited to 20 children.

Grades 3 - 5: Marvelous Murals

This class will teach students about color, tone, contrast, and balance as they paint and piece together their own indoor murals. Students will gain team-building skills and enhance their creativity as they collaborate and create a unique piece of artwork.

Grades 2 - 5: Musical Theatre/Improv Games

Students explore characterizations and creativity while learning basic acting skills. Students will develop confidence and quickthinking skills through improvisational acting games, “commercial” coaching, and fun theatre inspired dance that is catered to for each age group.

Grades 6 - 8: Mosaic Art

Students will be guided to create their own unique piece of glass mosaic art. Students will learn the process of creating mosaics from drawing their image through a grouting technique to the proper installation of colorful glass stones.

Community Center Programs

Contact tim.dunbar@cantonohio.com