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Fishing Derbies Continue this Summer

Youth fishing derbies continue this summer with the Cook's Lagoon Derby for children and seniors on June 8.  The circuit concludes on Aug. 10 with the Sandy & Beaver Canal Derby at Whitacre Greer Park in Waynesburg.  Registration occurs in person at the derby. Marinas at Sippo Lake and Walborn Reservoir offer…

Night Fishing Derbies

  The Stark Parks Youth Fishing Derby series is an annual hit with children ages 4-15, and this year, adults have the opportunity to take advantage of two night fishing derbies - open to all ages - at Sippo Lake Park! On Friday, July 12, 2019, and Friday, August 16, 2019,…

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…

Partnerships Pave the Way for Iron Horse Trail Extensions

Stark Parks, in partnership with the City of Alliance and the University of Mount Union, will be starting work to connect the Iron Horse Trail to the Mahoning Valley Trail. The connection will be made through the university campus and downtown Alliance, and will link the two trails at Earley’s…

Be Safe and Courteous on the Trails

Warmer weather brings more people around the parks and enjoying hiking and biking trails across Stark County.    Stark Parks is the Place to Be this year and the Public Safety Department has compiled this list of etiquette and safety reminders: Be Courteous: Move to the right when stopping on a…
Trail Users

Cache4Coins Geotour

Find a series of 20 different caches that have been placed across Stark County for the Cache4Coins GeoTour kicking off on Dec. 31, 2016. Travel to peaceful reservoirs, surround yourself in acres of trees, stop by tasty and artsy attractions, and take in some local history in Stark County, Ohio.…

Celebrating 50 Years

Humble Beginnings (1960s and 1970s) The year was 1967. Although Ohio’s Department of Natural Resources had been established 18 years before in 1949, it was three years before the establishment of the federal EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and celebration of the first Earth Day in 1970. It would be another…

Exceptional Volunteers Honored

  Stark Parks Volunteers and their accomplishments were celebrated at a honeybee-themed Recognition Dinner on Thursday, November 15 at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park. The theme paid tribute to the hard work, variety of roles, and the common goals that are represented in the volunteer program. Volunteers from…

Scout Project Proposals at Stark Parks

Thank you for your interest in performing your Eagle Scout or Gold Award project with the Stark Parks. We encourage you to visit our parks to generate a project idea to propose. Successful proposals identify an area of need to enhance our mission to acquire, preserve, and develop natural areas…

Summer Concerts at Sippo Lake Park and Walborn Reservoir

Live music performances in the parks are synonymous with the summer season. The big band sounds of the 1920s to 1950s will be performed by the Musical Memories Orchestra at three concerts and two parks this summer. The Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Walborn Reservoir performance has been cancelled due to rain…
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) 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.