COVID-19 Response

Jackson Township Parks


Effective May 26, 2020

In response to the Ohio Department of Health’s Responsible RestartOhio the following changes have been made to all park operations:


  • All parks remain open, subject to the closures listed herein.
  • The walking track in North Park remains open and for use provided the proper Social Distancing Requirements. Reminder: Dogs are not prohibited in North Park. Dogs are permitted in all other parks.
  • Baseball/softball fields in North Park and Fisher Park are open subject to the guidelines issued by the Ohio Department of Health and Jackson Township.
  • Tennis courts in North Park are open subject to the guidelines issued by the Ohio Department of Health and Jackson Township.
  • All public restrooms in North Park and Fisher Park.
  • All picnic and pavilions in North Park and Fisher Park are open but subject to party size consistent with the requirements of Ohio Department of Health’s Responsible RestartOhio.
  • Yard Debris/Waste Site located in South Park will remain open operating under the hours posted on Please use proper Social Distancing.


  • Drinking fountains will remain closed.
  • All public restrooms in South Park remain closed.
  • Baseball/softball fields in South Park remain closed until June 1, 2020.
  • The batting cage in South Park is closed until June 1, 2020.
  • The children's playgrounds located at North Park, South Park and Fisher Park are closed and off limits until further notice.
  • All basketball courts and soccer/football fields are closed and not available for use as intended until further notice.
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    Welcome to Jackson Township, Stark County, Ohio.


    A message from the Jackson Township Trustees


    Effective May 26, 2020

    Jackson Township Buildings Reopen


    In our effort to balance the continuation of service, while maintaining the health and safety of our residents and employees during the COVID-19 crisis—the following updates have been made: 


    Public Works (Park and Highway): The Jackson Parks have begun the Responsible RestartOhioreopening of certain portions of the parks. Please use the walking/jogging track. Baseball/softball fields and tennis courts reopened on May 26, 2020, with some limitations (see Facebook and the Parks Department page on our website for specifics). The basketball courts and soccer/lacrosse/football sports fields remain closed in compliance with the Stay Safe Ohio Order issued by the Ohio Director of Public Health. We are monitoring Governor DeWine’s directives from the Outdoor Recreation Advisory Group and will make adjustments as information is made available by this group. Please feel free to exercise and enjoy the fresh air, but remember to follow the social distancing guidelines, applicable park regulations, and the Responsible RestartOhio guidelines for the activity you are engaging. If you have any questions, please use the contact information below:

    Public Works (Parks and Highway): (330) 832-4016 or

    Safety Center: The Fire and Police Departments will remain fully staffed and engaged. While the Safety Center lobby is open to walk-in traffic, the waiting area in the lobby will be limited.  A face covering will be required upon entering the building. Face coverings will be available at the front counter. If you have an issue that you feel requires an in-person visit to the Safety Center, if possible, please call prior to arriving to make necessary arrangements. If you require non-emergency assistance, please use these contacts:


    Fire Department:  (330) 834-3950 or

    Police Department:  (330) 834-3960 or


    Administration: The Administration Department offices will be open to public access Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., however, please only enter the building if absolutely necessary. If possible, please make an appointment prior to arrival. A face covering will be required upon entering the building. Face coverings will be available on a table at the entrance. Permits, yard waste cards, and zoning applications remain available online at If you have any questions, please use these contacts for each department:


    Administration/Legal: (330) 832-7416 or

    Zoning: (330) 832-8023 or


    Jackson Township will continue to follow the orders of Ohio Governor DeWine and Ohio Director of Public Health, Dr. Acton. The Township’s Zoning Department will monitor businesses for compliance. If a possible violation is observed, then the appropriate authorities will be notified for enforcement. 


    The Board of Trustees understands this is a difficult and trying time in many ways for all of us and the personal sacrifice that each of us is making.  The Administration is here to help and we ask for your assistance in return. Jackson Township is a fantastic community and we will get through this by working together.


     5735 Wales Ave. NW
    Massillon, Ohio 44646
    330-832-7416 phone
    330-832-5936 fax
    Office Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm 
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    Massillon, Ohio 44646

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