12833 Market Ave. Hartville, 44632
Open Daily: Sunrise to Sunset
Administrative Office: 330.477.3552
On-Duty Ranger: 330.353.2377
Stop by to enjoy hiking, fishing, picnicking, and wildlife viewing! With wooded hiking trails, a fishing pond, and a wetland, the 13-acre Fichtner Park is a surprisingly secluded natural getaway right in the midst of Hartville’s shopping, dining, and small-town charm.
Once part of a small Mennonite muck farm, this park now honors the memory of David Fichtner. A chemical engineer at Goodyear, Fichtner loved nature and connected children with the outdoors through the Boy Scouts of America. Stark Parks continues Fichtner’s legacy by providing outdoor education and a natural retreat for the young and young-at-heart.
Trail Length: 0.4 Miles
Butterfly watchers will enjoy this gently rolling natural surface trail, home to 19 different species of butterfly during the spring and summer, including monarchs, viceroys, tiger swallowtails, and red admirals.
The trail works its way around a small pond and through a wetland, allowing visitors a close look at birds, waterfowl, rabbits, fox, and white-tailed deer.
The wetland covered with snow in the wintertime.
The Stark County Park District prohibits the use of motorized vehicles in this park and on its trails. Sections of trail may not be suitable for wheelchair access. Weather may impact the accessibility of trails, always use caution.