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  May 28, 2021.

Fichtner Park and Trail

Status Alert: Fichtner Park and Loop Trail Closed

Access to the park including the trail and pond will be closed during the removal of the building structures on the property. The closure will be in place for several months beginning in April 2021.

Middle Branch Trail

Status Alert: Fence Hazard

A wooden fence has been installed too close to the trail just east of the Market Ave. Tunnel. The placement of the fence creates a blind turn where oncoming trail traffic is not seen. Please use extreme caution in this area by staying single file and at a slow speed. We are working to get the fence encroachment issue resolved quickly.

Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail Park

Status Alert: Towpath Trail Closure in Massillon and Flooding Updates

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. As of April. 26, 2021, the Towpath Trail is closed between Cherry Rd. and Lake Ave. Please obey all construction and safety signs and be cautious of unpredictable trail conditions.

Mahoning Valley Trail

Status Alert: Rt. 225 Bridge Construction near the Trail

Bridgework is happening along and over the trail at Rt. 225. Please follow all signage and instructions from the contractor during this time. If the trail has to be closed, we will update this alert when notified.

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.

Sippo Lake Marina

Status Alert: Marina Open for 2021 Season

Offering bait, beverages and light snacks for sale, as well as rental of stand up paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes. Pedal boats are available at Sippo Lake. Life jackets (pfd) and paddles are provided. No advance reservations are necessary, rentals are first-come, first-served. Cash and major credit cards are accepted.