Our Mission: Stark Parks mission is to preserve, manage, and connect natural areas to serve the community through recreation, conservation and education.
Our Vision: Stark Parks will be recognized as an essential community asset.
3. Customer Service
4. Environmental Stewardship
5. Work Ethic
6. Respect for Each Other
7. Community Partnerships
8. We have fun!
The Stark County Park District is an independent political subdivision created and governed by Section 1545 of the Ohio Revised Code. A volunteer five-member Park Commission is appointed by the Probate Court and governs the Park District.
Members of the Park Commission are very interested in your thoughts and comments, and invite members of the public to the monthly meetings.
(left to right)
Andrew Hayden, Chairperson
Denise Freeland, Vice-Chairperson
Members of the Park Board of Commissioners are interested in your feedback and invite residents to attend monthly meetings.
Stark Parks will host a two-day seasonal employment fair on Wed., March 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Sat., March 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by… More
The winter season offers a different perspective of a park and the life inside it. A walk on trails that are usually busy can turn into quite the tranquil getaway,… More
In 1979 there were only four eagle pairs in Ohio. The state is now home to over 200 nests and with around 300 known eaglets hatching each year. The eaglets… More
Find a series of 20 different caches that have been placed across Stark County for the Cache4Coins GeoTour kicking off on Dec. 31, 2016. Travel to peaceful reservoirs, surround yourself… More
Humble Beginnings (1960s and 1970s) The year was 1967. Although Ohio’s Department of Natural Resources had been established 18 years before in 1949, it was three years before the establishment… More