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Exceptional Volunteers Honored

Stark Parks Volunteers and their accomplishments were celebrated at a red carpet-themed dinner on Thursday, November 21 at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park. The theme was a nod to the superstar individuals and groups who donate their time and energy in assisting Stark Parks. Volunteers totaled an estimated 19,372…

Holiday Happenings

There’s a chill in the air and the snow will be falling soon, but that doesn’t mean the outdoor fun has to stop. Winter is a beautiful time to get outside and explore our parks and trails in Stark County! Come see for yourself how a freshly-fallen coat of snow…

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

Friends of Stark Parks is proud to bring parkrun USA to Sippo Lake Park in 2019! parkrun is a completely free, weekly (held every Saturday morning), timed 5k staged at parks around the world, led by volunteers.   These 5k events are open to everyone – including walkers. Participants only need…

Stark Exploring Trail Challenge is Back!

Hike Your Way to a Free Hiking Stick and Shield The leaves are turning, the air is brisk, and fall is popping up all around. This season, Stark Exploring is back and better! Take the challenge and experience autumn with Stark Parks. From September 1 to November 30, hike at least…
A list of finalists for 2019 Trash to Treasure Contest

Trash to Treasure Challenge

Finalists and Award Reception The winners have been chosen, the award reception is scheduled, and you are invited to attend. View Winners and Finalists When: Saturday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m. to Noon Where: Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park, 5712 12th St. NW, Canton 44708 About the Event: Meet the…
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.
Hi There! We hope you are looking to Opt Outside today or any day. Take a break from buying presents and be present. Your body and mind thank you!
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) as part of a pilot program in 2019. 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.
Sorry for the Confusion!
The Youth Archery program shown on Dec. 1 in the Winter Newsletter will be held on Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Exploration Gateway. We apologize for the mix up.