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2022 Kids Fishing Derbies

Derby Circuit-Spring and Summer 2022 Stark Parks is happy to announce all derbies will be returning this spring.  Like so many programs, the annual children’s derbies were put on hold due to pandemic restrictions. The always-popular Jack Cullen Towpath Trail Trout Derby will kick off the fishing derby circuit for…

Coral Crochet

Help raise awareness on the impact waterways in Ohio have on coral reefs around the world through the creation of a community art piece. Participants with rudimentary crochet skills are invited to help create coral pieces that will be made into a crochet coral reef and displayed this summer at…

parkrun, a Free 5k Held Saturdays at Sippo Lake Park!

Friends of Stark Parks is proud to offer parkrun USA at Sippo Lake Park! Held every Saturday morning, parkrun is a free, weekly, volunteer-led timed 5k run. Staged at parks around the world, these 5k events are open to everyone – including walkers. Participants only need to register once, where…
Hiking on a wooded trail

Stark Exploring Trail Challenge

Join us on Sept. 1 at 5 p.m. at the Wildlife Conservation Center Amphitheater at Sippo Lake Park to learn about the annual Stark Exploring Challenge and receive the 2022 passport. Check off your first trail with a guided hike around Sippo Lake starting at 5:30pm. Soon enough, the leaves…

Summer Serenades Concerts with the Canton Symphony

The popular concert series that combines the spontaneous sounds of nature and people enjoying a park with the orchestrated sounds of musicians runs through July and August this summer.  The free concerts will feature small groups of musicians from the Canton Symphony Orchestra.  Everyone is invited to bring your favorite…
Trash to Treasure Logo 2022

Trash to Treasure Contest

Another person's trash could be your ticket to a winning art piece!  Join Friends of Stark Parks and partners, Stark Parks, Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Recycling District, Ohio Ocean Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity ReStore Canton for our annual upcycle art contest in celebration of America Recycles Day! We're looking for the most…
Towpath Trail Closed in Areas
We expect water to recede over the weekend. As of 6/21/19, we cannot access trail damage or downed trees in many areas. These areas will be closed to trail users until a full inspection is complete. Please follow all trail closing barricades and signs.
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Feedback Requested!
We are now accepting public comment on the Phase 4 Iron Horse Trail proposal through January 29, 2019.
E-bike Pilot Program
Class 1 e-bikes are permitted to ride on multi-purpose trails (crushed limestone or asphalt). E-bikes are not permitted on natural surface, equestrian, or mountain bike trails. A class 1 e-bike is a bicycle equipped with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour.
Trail Closed
We expect water to recede over the weekend. As of 6/21/19, we cannot access trail damage or downed trees in many places. These areas will be closed to trail users until a full inspection is complete. Please follow all trail closing barricades and signs.
Marinas Open for Season May 1
Registration Reminder!
1. Make sure you register and pay (if applicable) for the camp. 2. Print your waiver and bring it with you to camp. 3. Read over special instructions and welcome letter. 4. Call us at 330.477.3552 with any questions.
Serenades in the Park Concert Cancelled-Petros Lake Park
The concert has been cancelled as of 12 p.m. on Sept. 1, 2019 due to inclement weather in the forecast at the performance time. The exact same performance will be held tomorrow, Monday Sept. 2 at 5 p.m. on the steps of North Canton City Hall, 145 N. Main St., North Canton, 44720.
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