COVID-19 Updates and Cancellations

At Stark Parks, we continue to look out for the safety of our visitors and employees during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please see below for the latest information regarding programming, facilities, rentals, and parks & trails.

Park and Trail Visitors

All parks and trails are open.  Playgrounds and restroom facilities (including porta-johns) are closed.  Park Rangers continue standard patrols and can be reached at 330-353-2377.  Stark Parks will continue to follow guidance provided by all federal, state and local health authorities.  For general information, please call (330) 477-3552. Continue to check this page for the most up-to-date information, or follow us at

Spending time immersed in nature will hopefully offer reprieve from the complexities of our world right now. While we are encouraging preventative action, including social distancing and self-monitoring, visiting outdoor spaces is a safe way to get out of your home, expend some energy, clear your head, and refresh yourself.

Get Outside On Your Own

Public and Volunteer Programs

At this time, the park district has made the decision to temporarily suspend Stark Parks’ public programs through Sun., April 12. Any registration fees for programs scheduled between these dates will be refunded.

Facility Visitation and Rentals

The following facilities are closed to the public through Sun., April 12. Buildings include:

  • Administration Offices (5300 Tyner St. NW, Canton, Ohio 44708)
  • Exploration Gateway (5712 12th St. NW, Canton, Ohio 44708)
  • Wildlife Conservation Center  (800 Genoa Ave. NW, Massillon, Ohio 44646) Injured and orphaned wildlife cannot be accepted at this time.  Please call 330-477-0448 for wildlife questions or advice.
  • Quail Hollow Park Nature Center and Manor House (13480 Congress Lake Ave. Hartville, Ohio 44632)
  • All reservable shelters

Reservations scheduled between now and April 12 will be offered an opportunity to reschedule or receive a refund. No fees will be taken for new reservations, but we will put temporary holds on facilities for dates after April 12.