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  Jan. 4, 2021.

Hoover Trail

Status Alert: Sidewalk Closed

The E. Maple St. sidewalk is closed for a construction project. Please obey all detour and closed signs in the area.

Petros Lake Park and Trails

Status Alert: Bridge Construction on Loop Trail

Access near the bridge on the southern end of the loop trail will be closed while the bridge is replaced.

Sandy Valley Trail and Waynesburg Park Loop Trail

Status Alert: New Section Now Open

Over the spring and summer 2020, a group of dedicated trail riders worked with Stark Parks to clear nearly 6 miles of equestrian and hiking trail east of Greer Ave. The natural surface and grass trail leads to a large trail loop that includes mowed trails and scenic overlooks.

Walborn Reservoir

Status Alert: Hunting Season in Progress

Please use caution and wear bright colored clothing while using the park.

Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail Park

Status Alert: Towpath Trail Closure

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 work will cause intermittent closures of the Towpath Trail. As of Dec. 14, 2020, the Towpath Trail, in this section, should be open daily until another phase of the project begins in Spring 2021. Please obey all construction and safety signs and be cautious of unpredictable trail conditions.

Quail Hollow Park

Status Alert: Mountain Bike Trail Work

The meadow bypass has been established and is currently a two way traffic trail until reroutes are complete. The second phase of the reroutes are being planned and will be worked on this Winter and Spring.

Lily Pad Gift Shop

Status Alert: Pick Up and Shipping Now Available

Stark Parks’ Lily Pad Gift Shop is happy to offer the following items for purchase by phone order only. Because of current COVID-19 precautions we are doing curbside pick-up of all orders. Shipping is available for an additional per-item fee. Please call 330-479-2359 to place your order.

Tam O' Shanter Park

Status Alert: East Loop Trail Re-routed

The orange trail has been re-routed as part of the wetland basin construction. The trail remains a loop trail.