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.
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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.
We are currently seeking input for our Five-Year Plan for 2019 through 2023. Our parks and trails exist for citizens to use and enjoy through recreation, conservation, and education. The… More
Warmer weather brings more people around the parks and enjoying hiking and biking trails across Stark County. Stark Parks is the Place to Be this year and the Public Safety… More
Local businesses and park supporters are collectively offering a $2,000 reward for the arrest and successful conviction of a recent assailant on the Middle Branch Trail. This comes after a… More
Stark Parks is soaring into the season of sunshine and we want you to be a summertime superhero! From marvelous nature programs and aquatic adventures to fantastic wildlife events and super… More
Celebrate the Year of the Bird! 2018 marks the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Enjoy bird watching, discover new facts, and celebrate a better world for our fine-feathered… More
You have seen pictures of tunnels, bridges, a dry dock, and bright red lock tender's house. You have heard about great places to see bald eagles soaring overhead and a… 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