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Office hours
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday - Friday

Park Coordinator:
Jane Clay

Park Manager:
Jesse Rothacher

Programming/Education Manager:
Marsha Freeland

Maintenance Manager:
Craig Howell

125 East High Avenue
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Phone: (330) 365-3278
Fax: (330) 602-7483

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The Tuscarawas County Commissioners officially created the Tuscarawas County Park Department in January of 2004. The Tuscarawas County Park Department is a department of the County and reports directly to the County Commissioners. The legislation created a Tuscarawas County Park Advisory Committee that includes representation from the County Government, the Department of Soil and Water, the Ohio State Extension Office, the Farm Bureau, Trail and Green space organizations, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Business Sector, Townships and Municipalities.


“Working in partnership with representatives from the agricultural community, trail and green space advocates, businesses and local government, the Tuscarawas County Park department seeks to preserve and interpret the agricultural, natural, cultural and recreational resources of Tuscarawas County. The Tuscarawas County Park Department seeks to partner with local communities and non-profit organizations to develop a county-wide network of trails and parks, promote agricultural lands and green spaces, stimulate community and economic development and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Tuscarawas County.”


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Joe Krocker
Jason Ricker
Vice Chairman
Jane Clay

Tom Corey
Dave Douglas

Jesse Rothacher Randy Clum Cindi Metz
Jerry Lahmers
Dave Schaffer
Todd Little John Miceli
Matt Ritterbeck Marsha Freeland
Chris Zoller
Kara Musser

Canal Lands Park Department Information
  Hiking Trails   Trailblazer Program
  Meeting Schedule   Trail & Green Space Map
Ohio Erie Canalway Trail & Green Space Strategy Plan
  Tuscora Park   Trenton Heritage Park
  Water Trails   Ohio and Erie Canalway Map
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