Herbert L. Fisher Walking Track
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“I like to feel I help the next generation have a better community.” — Herbert L. Fisher

The Herbert L. Fisher Walking Track in Stadium Park in the Canton, Ohio Park District, is dedicated in honor of Herbert Fisher, who served for 33 years on the Park Commission. Herbert Fisher is the longest serving member of the Park Commission, serving 11 of those 33 years as President of this Commission, as well as Vice-President and general member. He was re-appointed every three years by both Democrat and Republican mayors. The Park Commission oversees all park operations and usages, including the hiring of the Park System Director.

The Herbert L. Fisher Walking Track is a 1.5 mile lit path, constructed in 1986 of a rubberized material that was unique in its time, and led to the building of similar tracks in the region. The construction cost of $490,000 was funded by the Timken Foundation.

The track circles through Stadium Park, it follows alongside a stream, taking walkers and runners through the shade of trees, through open grasses, over bridges, and past the Garden Center and JFK memorial fountain. It is open daily from 7 A.M. to 11. P.M, 365 days a year. Children’s play areas are located nearby, as are stretching and strengthening spots with instructional signs.

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