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 July 13, 2018.
Status Alert: Construction near Trail
Construction on Market Ave. has closed the on-road connection to the Middle Branch Trail at the Market Ave. and Easton St. intersection. Intermittent construction work near the Aultman entrance on Glenwood St. (east of Whipple Ave.) may close the sidewalk trail at times.
Status Alert: Mill is Closed During Restoration
Stark Parks received a State Capital grant for $1 million for the restoration of the Magnolia Flouring Mills. Funds will complete extensive enhancements and upgrades to the building. Plans for the project include structural rehabilitation focusing on the foundation, roof, siding, and electric work. The mill is closed during the renovation work. During construction, no tours will be given.
Status Alert: Reward Offered and Market Ave. Construction
Local businesses and park supporters are collectively offering a $1,000 reward for the arrest and successful conviction of a recent assailant on the Middle Branch Trail. This comes after a woman was approached and attacked on the section between Martindale and Spangler Parks in Canton on July 3. Stark Parks is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man. Anyone with information is encouraged to call (330) 479-2354. All calls will be kept confidential. The suspect is thought to be 35-40 years of age, tattoos on both arms, and some facial hair. He may be a known sexual offender. Construction on Market Ave. has closed the on-road connection to the Hoover Trail at the Market Ave. and Easton St. intersection. The official closing sign is placed at Stone Crossing St. and Marelis Ave.
Status Alert: 12th St. Closing for Road Construction
A bridge replacement project on 12th St. NW has closed the trail from both directions at 12th St. and Monument Rd. The project is expected to be complete in spring/early summer 2018 A bridge under 12th St. is included in the project. Access from Fulton Rd. is the best way to access the trail NW of 12th St.
Status Alert: Wooster St. Construction
Expect occasional closures north of Wooster St. in Navarre until further notice for a construction project next to the trail. Varying trail conditions should be expected. Please use caution and be aware of construction equipment in the area.
Status Alert: Stand Up Paddleboards will not be available these days:
SUPs will not be available for rent the following days because they will be in use for scheduled programs: July 14 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., August 13 from 1:30 to 5 p.m., and Sept. 5 from 4:30 p.m. to close.
Status Alert: Stand Up Paddleboards Will Not Be Available These Days:
SUPs will not be available for rent the following days because they will be in use for scheduled programs: July 28 until 4 p.m. (Summer Splash event), July 17 from 1 to 4:30 p.m., July 24 from 5 p.m. to close, August 3 from 5 p.m. to close, Aug. 11 from Noon to 3:30 p.m., Aug. 25 from 3:30 p.m. to close, Sept. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Sept. 12 from 4:30 p.m. to close. Boat rentals and the boat launch will be closed for the Summer Splash event on July 28, 2018 until 4 p.m.