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 June 7, 2024.  Expect rough conditions after any flooding or storms.  

 
 
 

Sippo Lake Park

Status Alert: Boat Launch and Parking Area Closed July 19, and July 20

The boat ramp will be closed from 5 p.m. to close on July 19 for the Night Fishing Derby, and during the SummerFest event on July 20 until 3 p.m.

Middle Branch Trail

Status Alert: Temporary Closure and Detour in Place

The trail through the Fountains at Edgewood development will be rerouted through the Lexington Farms development due to nearby construction. Please follow the signs for the temporary route.

Molly Stark Park

Status Alert: Park Closed

Molly Stark Park is closed until further notice. No access is permitted.

Whitacre Greer Park

Status Alert: No Longer a Public Park as of June 1, 2024

Whitacre Greer Park will no longer be a part of Stark Parks beginning June 1, 2024 when the current lease expires.

Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail Park

Status Alert: Unpredictable Conditions South of Riverland Ave.

A possible leak or underground utility may be causing an ongoing washout of the trail surface between Riverland Ave. and Rt. 212 in Navarre. Please obey all warning signage and slow down in this area.

Tam O'Shanter Park

Status Alert: 2024 Construction and Improvements

Parking lots are aging and the layout doesn’t serve park patrons as well as it could. A Clean Ohio site improvements grant will fund 75% of the cost to upgrade the entrance and parking. Crews will be staking out areas for revised parking lots and driveways, removing and relocating vegetation, and performing some initial grading. The parking lot and driveway construction is anticipated to start this summer and the first phase to be completed by the end of the year. Expect changes to current parking availability as well as changes to some of the temporary trail routes. Jackson Township is beginning construction of the ballfields at Schuring Park. For safety, the green trail will be rerouted to avoid the construction area. Please stay away from the construction area and temporary fencing. Long-term, this area will provide for parking and a future picnic shelter.