Fry Family Park

2533 Farber St. SE, Magnolia, OH 44643

Status Alert: New Visitor Center Opens Aug. 21, 12:30 p.m.

You’re invited to attend the dedication of the new Harold S. Fry Visitor Center at Fry Family Park. The beautifully renovated center will officially open after some brief comments outside the building. Take a tour of the wet lab, library, classroom and multi-purpose room, and outdoor gathering spaces. At the shelter, located a short walk or car ride up the driveway, will be a meet and greet with Kessie the American Kestrel until 4 p.m. Kids can also bring their own kite or borrow one to fly on the breezy hill top overlooking the park and the Sandy Valley.

Open Daily: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

General Information: 330.477.3552

On-Duty Ranger: 330.353.2377

Rentals and Reservations: 330-409-8096

This 360-acre property has beautiful rolling topography with a mixture of grasslands, hardwood forests, a pond, wetlands, and significant stream and wooded riparian corridor.  It provides habitat for an array of songbirds, game birds, raptors, and small mammals.  A catch and release fishing pond is a .30 mile walk from the parking area next to the barn.  Use the access drive on the left traveling up the main driveway.

The park will eventually serve as a trailhead for the Sandy Valley Trail, a major southeast trail system currently under development.  Upgrades to the park and new shelter have been made with funds from the Stark Community Foundation.

Fry Family Park honors the memory of Stark Parks’ first director, Richard Fry, and his family.

Read the Fry Family Park Master Plan


  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • On Your Own
  • Running


  • Picnic Shelter

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