Safety

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Emergencies

For any emergency-related situation, please call 911 and notify a park ranger immediately.

First-Aid / AED

The Education Center and Saxton-McKinley House are both equipped with an AED and first-aid supplies. Please see a ranger at the Education Center for more information or to notify them of someone in need of assistance.

American Red Cross

Be prepared! Visit the American Red Cross website to go over and review first aid techniques and protocol. For those interested in obtaining First-Aid, CPR and/or AED certification, please visit your local American Red Cross chapter to sign up for classes.

Weather Alert Status

Throughout the year, the Northeast Ohio area can experience severe weather on certain occasions. Please check the National Weather Service for updates about conditions in the area.

 
Jackie Kennedy in Scarf and Sunglasses
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis wears a scarf and sunglasses to protect from environmental elements.

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Environmental Factors

Heat & Sun

Hot and humid weather is typical during the summer months. Make sure to bring water to keep hydrated and take frequent breaks to prevent heat-related illnesses. The sun can be intense, so wear sunscreen and bring along a hat and a lightweight long-sleeve shirt.

Winter Weather

During the winter months, prolonged exposure to cold weather can cause hypothermia. Be sure to dress in layers to avoid this. The cold can also cause snow and ice to build up on sidewalks and steps. Please be sure to use caution when traversing on paths, sidewalks and stairs within and around the park as they may be slippery.

Bees & Stinging Insects

Bees and other biting insects can be found in and around the park's grassy areas throughout the spring and summer months. Closed toe shoes and insect repellent may help prevent stings and other insect bites.

Last updated: October 11, 2019

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Mailing Address:

205 Market Avenue South
Canton, OH 44702-2107

Phone:

(330) 452-0876

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