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 4, 2018.
Status Alert: Mushroom Hunting Removal
Our policy prohibits the removal of natural features within the park district such as mushrooms (Ordinance 541.01). If you are a student conducting studies of mushrooms, you can apply for a special collection permit. On the permit you will need to provide an abstract of your project, your affiliation, and the professor contact information.
Status Alert: Market Ave. Construction
Construction on Market Ave. has closed the on-road connection to the Middle Branch Trail at the Market Ave. and Easton St. intersection.
Status Alert: Trail Closed for Nearby Construction
The Iron Horse Trail, between Bayton St. and Cenfield St., will be closed May 21 to May 25 and May 29 to June 1 for construction work near the trail.
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.
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
April 4- The trail is closed under Tuscarawas St. due to flooding. 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
April 20, 2018- The trail is open but very soggy in many areas after recent flooding. Also 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: June 18 from 1 to 5 p.m., July 1 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and August 13 from 1:30 to 5 p.m.
Status Alert: Stand Up Paddleboards Will Not Be Available These Days:
SUPS will be available for rent later this season. Please check back for an official date. SUPs will not be available for rent the following days because they will be in use for scheduled programs: June 9 from Noon to 3 p.m. and August 3 from 5 p.m. to close.
Status Alert: Trail Closed Due to Nearby Construction
The Pioneer Trail will be closed from Cleveland Ave. to the fence opening near the Malone University campus sign for a construction project on the campus. Please follow all posted trail closure signage.