Friends of Stark Parks

Friends of Stark Parks LogoFriends of Stark Parks (FSP) is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the development and use of Stark County Park District parks, trails, facilities, educational programs, and events in Stark County, Ohio.

FSP raises funds through memberships, donations, grants and several annual fundraisers. The FSP Board meets monthly to discuss responsible spending of the monies raised through these events.

Couple on Blanket looking over Reservoir

With Your Support

Money raised from FSP supports a variety of supplemental projects in Stark Parks including:

  • Water Trail on the Tuscarawas River
  • A park-wide bench program
  • The planting of trees in various parks
  • Support of the Stark Exploring program
  • Support of the Dark Sky Initiative
  • An established Endowment Fund for the Joseph J. and Helen M. Sommer Wildlife Conservation Center at Sippo Lake Park

2022 Annual Donation Campaign