Park & Trail Alerts

Rain, thunderstorms, and flooding can be hard on trails. Visitors are encouraged to check for updates before their visit and to follow all posted trail and parking area closing signs. For safety reasons, trails are closed to all users while trail crews are using equipment to complete repairs and maintenance. The following list reflects the most up to date trail closings and construction projects as of  May 27, 2022.  Expect rough, but passable, conditions after spring flooding.  

Sippo Lake Park

Status Alert: Exploration Gateway Facility Open during Perry-Sippo Library Renovation

Current Exploration Gateway Facility Hours (as of Feb. 14, 2022) Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Outdoor restrooms in the back of the building will remain open even if the Exploration Gateway is closed. The boat launch next to the Sippo Lake Marina will be closed from 8 a.m. to Noon on May 21 during the Pep Tamargo Fishing Derby for Kids.

Deer Creek Reservoir

Status Alert: Access to main entrance from Rt. 225 and Price St. Closed

Price Street Bridge is closed west of state Route 225, over Berlin Lake, for repairs without through traffic.

Sippo Valley Trail

Status Alert: Construction at 17th St.

Be cautious of construction vehicles and a new driveway that will cross the trail at 17th St. in Massillon

Walborn Reservoir

Status Alert: Boat Launch Closed, July 23

The boat launch next to the marina will be closed during the Paddle Skedaddle event until at least 2 p.m., the double parking lot across from the marina can be used for personal boat launching during this time.

Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail Park

Status Alert: Towpath Trail Closure in Massillon

An ongoing levee project near the Tuscarawas River in Massillon by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will impact travel for an extended period. The Towpath Trail is closed between Walnut Rd. and Lake Ave. As of May 8, 2022 the trail access ramps at Lincoln Way and Tremont will also be unavailable while construction occurs in the area. Please obey all construction and safety signs and be cautious of unpredictable trail conditions.

Mahoning Valley Trail

Status Alert: Rockhill Bypass Closed due to Nearby Construction

The Rockhill Ave. bypass trail will be closed for several months beginning in late spring 2022 while construction occurs near the sewer treatment plant. Construction equipment will be in close proximity to the trail for the Rt. 225 bridge removal project between Gaskill and Rt. 225 boardwalk. Please use caution in this area.

Lily Pad Gift Shop

Status Alert: Open by Appt. Only

The Lily Pad is open by Appt. only at this time. Phone orders can also be accepted with schedule pick up or shipping for an additional fee are available. Please call 330-479-2359 to place your order.

Walborn Marina

Status Alert: Boat Ramp Closed During Paddle Skedaddle Event, July 23

The boat launch next to the marina will be closed during the event until at least 2 p.m., the double parking lot across from the marina can be used for personal boat launching during this time.