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  July 17, 2019.

Sippo Lake Park

Status Alert: Marina and Boat Ramp Closing at 3 p.m. on Aug. 16

The boat ramp and boat rentals will close at 3 p.m. on Aug. 16 for the Night Fishing Derby.

Hoover Trail

Status Alert: Market Ave. Tunnel

The Market Ave. Tunnel remains an active construction site. A temporary trail will connect the east side to the current on-road route in Lexington Farms with access to Easton St. A timeline for the temporary route has not been established. Expect a slightly improved trail surface that will change with construction of the new Fountains at Edgewood development over time.

Middle Branch Trail

Status Alert: Market Ave. Tunnel

A temporary trail will connect the east side to the current on-road route in Lexington Farms with access to Easton St. A timeline for the temporary route has not been established. Expect a slightly improved trail surface that will change with construction of the new Fountains at Edgewood development over time.

Olde Muskingum Trail

Status Alert: Use Caution as Trail Surfaces are Unpredictable

Water has receded and all trees have been cleared from the trail after severe flooding. The trail is open, but use caution as crews continue to work on unpredictable surface areas.

Walborn Reservoir

Status Alert: Summer Splash Cancelled, July 20, 2019

Weather has impacted Stark Parks in different ways this year. From flooding, muddy trails, downed trees, power outages, and over the next few days… extremely hot weather. Using the NWS Heat Index, we cancel all outdoor programs and activities when the index is 100 or above and considered dangerous conditions. Since the forecast is predicting levels above this mark, Summer Splash at Walborn Reservoir on July 20 will be cancelled. However, for those individuals who still wish to paddle, the marina will offer a one hour rental of canoes, kayaks, and SUPs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 free of charge or a voucher to use anytime in 2019. Please note that performing strenuous physical activities while the Heat Index in the 90s and 100s, is extremely dangerous and caution should be taken.

Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail Park

Status Alert: Use Caution as Trail Surfaces are Unpredictable

Crystal Spring Trailhead will be closed until further notice while a utility line near the parking area is under inspection and repair.

Sippo Lake Marina

Status Alert: Stand Up Paddleboards and Boat Ramp and Rentals on Aug. 16

SUPS will be in use for SUP Yoga classes on July 13 and 27, August 10 and 24, Sept. 7 and 21, and Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to Noon and will not be available for rentals. The boat ramp and boat rentals will close at 3 p.m. on Aug. 16 for the Night Fishing Derby.

Walborn Marina

Status Alert: Summer Splash Cancelled, July 20, 2019

Weather has impacted Stark Parks in different ways this year. From flooding, muddy trails, downed trees, power outages, and over the next few days… extremely hot weather. Using the NWS Heat Index, we cancel all outdoor programs and activities when the index is 100 or above and considered dangerous conditions. Since the forecast is predicting levels above this mark, Summer Splash at Walborn Reservoir on July 20 will be cancelled. However, for those individuals who still wish to paddle, the marina will offer a one hour rental of canoes, kayaks, and SUPs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 free of charge or a voucher to use anytime in 2019. Please note that performing strenuous physical activities while the Heat Index in the 90s and 100s, is extremely dangerous and caution should be taken.