|Address:||161 Tuscora Ave NW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663, USA|
|Working:||11:30AM–9PM 11:30AM–9PM 11:30AM–9PM 11:30AM–9PM 11:30AM–9PM 11:30AM–9PM 11:30AM–9PM|
Im rather conflicted about this park. Basically, its like Duloc, where Lord Faraquaad lives in Shrek. Everything is in very good condition, and there are many things to do at this park. But, you cant take two steps without seeing another sign telling you not to do something. Whether it be the batting cages (no practice swings outside of the cages, helmets must be worn, the employee checking to make certain that we werent wearing - gasp! - open toes shoes...) or the roller coaster (cant be ridden by anyone over 18, even if that person is smaller than a typical adult, 51" and 105 lbs due to health issues, wanting to hop on to make a trepidatious 3 year old feel better. Our party was kicked out of the area of the pavillion that wed set up in because it was reserved - there were no signs saying it was reserved (the only thing that didnt have a sign on it in this place), and there was an empty pavilion right next to the one we were in, but nope, time to go. I tripped on the way over to talk with the officious employee who was giving lip to, I kid you not, my 89 and 91 yo grandparents, making them feel like theyd done something wrong by being the ones holding down the unmarked, apparently reserved locale. Did the fellow help? Ask if I was ok? Nope. Just kind of left me on the ground for a minute, waiting for me to get up, so he could continue explaining how we needed to move asap. For reasons I do not grasp, there are no latches in the on the womens restroom doors. That seems amazingly creepy to me. On the way out I noticed that there was a lovely square of flowers blooming around a tree. But then I had to sigh when I saw the sign in front of the flowers was not a plaque, or maybe some pithy quote, but a sign saying to stay off the flowers. Even a 5ft by 7 ft patch of prettiness needs a sign in this park, telling you how to behave. After being there for a few hours I couldnt wait to leave. I cant imagine going back. So, after writing this review I guess Im not conflicted. I hate this place.
I used to come here all the time with my family when I was growing up. I have fond memories of splashing around here and enjoying beautiful Ohio summer days here. I will never again bring my family to a place that collectively singles out individuals and publicly demeans them and excludes them. I am referring to the recent incident involving Tierra Thomas. We stand together as a community, a community of people from all backgrounds and of all facets of life, standing up for what is right. Refusing to allow the mistreatment of an individual (and surely more from the descriptions of the lifeguard and management, this has been going on for years probably, so ...MANY individuals) to go unnoticed. We do not accept your ignorance in OUR COMMUNITY. And if you dont like YOU NEED TO LEAVE. I don’t know any gay person who hasnt felt afraid to be themselves at one point or another and I know all too many who are afraid to be themselves anywhere. The attack in the Pulse Club in Orlando has rightly shocked the world. But condemnation of the violence comes more easily than identifying what it is that motivates such deadly hatred. Its NOT ENOUGH to just post rainbows on your fb and say "prayers to Orlando" and "stand with Pulse". We have to acknowledge the everyday commonplace homophobia that exists in every society, infusing and poisoning the world in which we live. LIKE IT DOES HERE AT TUSCORA PARK.
I am purely disappointed by the discriminatory actions of Tuscora park administration and staff. I have been coming to Tuscora for over 30 years however they have lost an entire familys worth of business. The discrimination runs the gambit from developmentally disabled individuals to the lgbt community. This park has disappointed in their discrimination and makes me ashamed I ever patroned such a bigoted establishment. I have written a Facebook review however given that Tuscora park was decreasing in rating due to another recent biggoted incident they have hidden their review section so you no longer can review...what cowards. So I am here on Google review to make sure other families who may be thinking about a visit can make an educated choice as to whether or not they want to support an establishment that publically humiliates delayed adults and children and the lbgt community. In the midst of the instances this summer Tuscora refuses to answer patrons questions regarding pool policies and continues changing them daily to fit their white demographic profile of whom they want in the park. Please do your research prior to attending or your family may be the next victim of very public discriminatory experience.
Heather J. Weaver
My family regularly visits this part, so weve seen it under many conditions. Overall, you cant beat it for a town of this size. There are multiple play areas designed for various ages, and the rides that run during the summer months are awesome and very affordable. Putt-putt golfing, swimming, an amphitheater, an all-weather track, and a large pond with fishing for the kids (bring your own gear) all add to the options for families. You can reserve pavilions for family gatherings and charcoal grills are available throughout the park (BYO charcoal). Concessions are reasonably priced and offer a nice variety of lunch, snacks, and sweets. I will say that my family never uses the pools here because they are way too crowded in the summer, and...occasionally...the restroom are atrocious. Most of the time they are "okay," but when theyre not...ugh. However, these negatives dont keep our family away. For geocachers, the park contains a number of fun finds that can be included in your activities.
Very crowded rude unhelpful staff. The only thing to do in the over crowded pull is stand there. No balls no floating devices...the older female lifeguard who sits on the bench yelling all day is very annoying. It is one thing to do your job it is another to sit on your butt and yell at children for everything. My daughter had a ring on because she is unable to swim. She made her remove it and said that it had to be a certain kind of ring for her to be able to use. The ring she was referring to was one for a baby that has the cut out for the legs. Which my 5 year old daughter would never fit or be comfortable in. I hadnt brought her arm floaties that day so needless to say I had to spend all day holding her and we waisted our money because we left early. She was very rude in her delivery also. No one even realizes she is a lifeguard since she doesnt wear the traditional lifeguard attire. Very poor ppl skills.
Well I am calling them Monday morning, This is a shame and I am sick and tired of Tuscora Park period my Daughter went there today with her 2 boys one 4 and one 7 the 7 yr old is Autistic and he wanted to take a small water toy in the water it fit in his hand and he has large crowd issues but loves to swim the Lifeguard literally Cussed my daughter out because she was trying to explain and the Lifeguard he is Autistic said She didnt care and kicked my daughter and her children out the pool.. Really so she went to Admin. and they told her go back in that they would not say anything else to her..At this point she was confronted by 2 lifeguards and yelling about the same frigin toy.. I am over them the are Overcrowded, Rude. and not Nice to their customers at all I wont be spending my money there..Sry Rant over I am just sick of them they are always so rude to people.