Established in 1990, the Norma Johnson Center consists of 303 acres of land with three different trails in east central Ohio.  The Tuscarawas County Commissioners  own the entire Norma Johnson Center property.  

The nature trails are open from dawn until dusk every day. Entry is free and open to the public. 



Our three main trails are open to the public year round, from dawn until dusk. The Johnson Loop is off Hidden Hollow Lane. Most of our programs occur in the Conservation Loop, off Conservation Drive, near the red barn. The Preservation Loop which begins by the yellow pole barn, is across from the New Pointe Church.


News and Upcoming Events


Butterfly Exhibit July 11-21, 2024

Jun 04, 2024

Butterfly Exhibit TuscParks will be hosting a butterfly exhibit open to the public for free starting July 11 and going through July 21. Through the sponsorship of the O’Donnell Family Charitable Foundation the exhibit will be open for ten days this year.   The exhibit will be held under the Picnic Shelter located on Conservation Drive […]

Summer Children’s Program Sign Ups Ongoing

Jun 04, 2024

Summer Children’s Programs Children Programs are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 4 to August 1st.  Programs are free but require registration. Tuscarawas County Park Department Website Interacting with nature Tuesdays from 10AM to Noon. A variety of topics will be offered.  Check out the descriptions on the Eventbrite link listed below.   Interacting with Nature […]

Family Fishing Day – June 15

Jun 03, 2024

Family Fishing day TuscParks will be hosting a “Family Fishing Day” at the Norma Johnson Center on Saturday, June 15, 2024 from 9:30am to 11:00am.  Registration will take place from 9 to 9:30.  This event is sponsored by the Kimble Family and ODNR Step Outside grant.  The event will take place at the Norma Johnson […]

TuscParks Follow the Flock 5K Race Results

May 30, 2024

Tuscparks Follow the Flock 5K One of the best trail runs around Follow the Flock 5K Race Results    

‘Follow the Flock’ 5K Trail Run/Walk – May 27, 2024

Apr 03, 2024

‘Follow the Flock’ 5K Trail Run Memorial Day RACE TIME WILL BE 9:30AM RACE DAY REGISTRATION & CHECK IN BEGINS AT 8:30AM Click here to Sign Up today Join other community members on Memorial Day as they tackle the hills of the Norma Johnson Center in the ‘Follow the Flock” 5K Trail Run/Walk.  This event […]


Mar 18, 2024

2024 Spruce up the trails at the Norma Johnson Center April 27, 2024   9am to Noon TuscParks will be hosting “Spruce Up the Trails” on Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the Norma Johnson Center (Yellow Barn – 4033 SR 39, Dover OH 44622). We will be doing general spring cleaning along […]

Winter Hike February 10, 2024

Feb 06, 2024

“It is always amazing to explore the trails during the winter months,” says Marsha Freeland. “The forest is still very active at this time of year.” Join us! Dover−TuscParks will be hosting a Winter Hike at the Norma Johnson Center on Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. This free event has been funded […]

Luminary Walk

Nov 09, 2023

Luminary Walk TuscParks will be hosting the “Luminary Trail Walk” at the Norma Johnson Center on Saturday December 2, 2023 from 5:00-7:30 PM.  The luminary trail walk will begin at the Preservation Loop Kiosk next to the yellow pole barn located along SR 39.  The lit trail will be a quarter mile in length. Visitors […]