On Your Own

Deer Creek Reservoir

Immerse yourself in nature as you explore this 334-acre reservoir nestled among nearly 1,000 acres of forest. Tucked into the northeast corner of Stark County, Deer Creek Reservoir is a rustic oasis for fishing, boating, bird watching, and picnicking. Impressive trees create a canopy over popular fishing nooks and a spacious picnic area right on […]

Fry Family Park

This 360-acre property has beautiful rolling topography with a mixture of grasslands, hardwood forests, a pond, wetlands, and significant stream and wooded riparian corridor.  It provides habitat for an array of songbirds, game birds, raptors, and small mammals.  A catch and release fishing pond is a .30 mile walk from the parking area next to […]

Petros Lake Park and Trails

Picnic, play, hike, and fish on 127 acres of water and rolling meadows at Petros Lake Park! You’ll find two covered picnic shelters, a sand volleyball court, a loop trail around the lake, and several short nature trails. Both shelters include picnic tables, grills, electricity, and horseshoe courts.  The park is also home to a […]

Quail Hollow Park

Feedback from a Community Survey and Public Meetings was used to put together a Master Plan for Quail Hollow Park. Chapter 1 – Introduction Chapter 2.1 – Background Information Chapter 2.2 – Background Information Chapter 3 – Needs Assessment Chapter 4.1 – Master Plan Chapter 4.2 – Master Plan Chapter 4.3 – Master Plan Chapter 5 […]

Sippo Lake Park

Hike, bike, fish, and paddle at Sippo Lake Park! Trails line the shoreline, loop through the wetlands and forests, and connect the three different park entrances. With 300 acres to explore, plenty of options for self-guided activities, plus scheduled programs, Sippo Lake Park is an exciting destination for a full day of fun. This great […]

Tam O’ Shanter Park

Using Clean Ohio funds, the former golf course is the 15th park in our system and features four miles of hiking trails using portions of the cart path.  Stark Parks acquired the first phase of the Tam O’ Shanter Park in Dec. 2018, encompassing 94 acres and a second phase in 2019. A partnership with Jackson Township Parks […]

Walborn Reservoir

Nearly 1,800 acres of terrain and open water are your playground! Horseback riding, hiking, fishing, and boating adventures await you at the picturesque Walborn Reservoir, just miles from Alliance and Canton. Natural surface trails take you through pine woods, oak and hickory forests, and wildflower areas.  A designated equestrian area provides ties, mounting blocks, and […]