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Back the Blue Bass Tournament

  Introducing Back the Blue, a new largemouth and smallmouth bass tournament held at Walborn Reservoir with cash prizes! There is a five bass limit, and all state and local laws apply. Individual or partnered participants are $50 per boat. An optional $5 per person big bass contest will also…

Celebrating 50 Years

Humble Beginnings (1960s and 1970s) The year was 1967. Although Ohio’s Department of Natural Resources had been established 18 years before in 1949, it was three years before the establishment of the federal EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and celebration of the first Earth Day in 1970. It would be another…

Curious Keen-Ager Series

  Everyone is getting older, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop discovering new things, exploring new places, and working toward physical and mental wellness! The Curious Keen-Agers series captures energizing and engaging topics and experiences geared toward adults aged 55 and over. These programs are easy to sign…

Family Movie Night & Stuffed Animal Sleepover

What do your stuffed animals do in the middle of the night while we’re sleeping? They’re more ornery than you’d think! On February 21, 2020 you’re invited to cozy up inside the Exploration Gateway for a showing of Toy Story 4 beginning at 6 p.m. Make sure to bring a…

FeLeap Year Celebrates 53 Years of Stark Parks!

The year 2020 marks the 53rd year of Stark Parks serving the Stark County community. Over the last 53 years, we've offered parks and trails, wildlife education and rehabilitation, and the management and conservation of local resources like greenspace and waterways. Our anniversary is this month, but we’re celebrating all year long…
hiking canoeing, and dog walking pictures

Issue #20, Renewal Levy Information

On December 4, 2019, the Stark County Park District Board of Park Commissioners voted to place a 1 mill renewal levy on the ballot in the March 2020 election. This funding will allow the park district to continue operations and maintain existing parks, trails, and facilities. The 1 mill renewal…
Towpath Trail Closed in Areas
We expect water to recede over the weekend. As of 6/21/19, we cannot access trail damage or downed trees in many areas. These areas will be closed to trail users until a full inspection is complete. Please follow all trail closing barricades and signs.
Hi There! We hope you are looking to Opt Outside today or any day. Take a break from buying presents and be present. Your body and mind thank you!
Feedback Requested!
We are now accepting public comment on the Phase 4 Iron Horse Trail proposal through January 29, 2019.
E-bike Pilot Program
Class 1 e-bikes are permitted to ride on multi-purpose trails (crushed limestone or asphalt). E-bikes are not permitted on natural surface, equestrian, or mountain bike trails. A class 1 e-bike is a bicycle equipped with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour.
Trail Closed
We expect water to recede over the weekend. As of 6/21/19, we cannot access trail damage or downed trees in many places. These areas will be closed to trail users until a full inspection is complete. Please follow all trail closing barricades and signs.
Marinas Open for Season May 1
Registration Reminder!
1. Make sure you register and pay (if applicable) for the camp. 2. Print your waiver and bring it with you to camp. 3. Read over special instructions and welcome letter. 4. Call us at 330.477.3552 with any questions.
Serenades in the Park Concert Cancelled-Petros Lake Park
The concert has been cancelled as of 12 p.m. on Sept. 1, 2019 due to inclement weather in the forecast at the performance time. The exact same performance will be held tomorrow, Monday Sept. 2 at 5 p.m. on the steps of North Canton City Hall, 145 N. Main St., North Canton, 44720.
Deadline Approaching: Order Club Apparel by Feb. 9!
Use the Shop Apparel Button on the main page or the button below!
New Date and Time for March 2020 Board Meeting
New Meeting Date: Thursday March 5, at 6 p.m.
Location: Exploration Gateway-Sippo Lake Park North 5712 12th St. NW, Canton 44708