Our Mission

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.

Our Values:

1. Integrity/Trust

2. Teamwork

3. Customer Service

4. Environmental Stewardship

5. Work Ethic

6. Respect for Each Other

7. Community Partnerships

8. We have fun!

Board of Commissioners

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. 

Board Members

Denise Freeland, Chairperson

Bill Bryan, Vice-Chairperson
Patricia Quick
Ralph Dublikar
David Regula

Park Director, Robert Fonte

Board Meeting Protocol During COVID-19

  • Meetings to take place in Exploration Gateway combined rooms A & B
  • Only individuals attending park board meeting will be admitted into building 
  • Max room occupancy: 50
  • All chairs, tables, etc. will be sanitized prior to meeting and will be set 6’ or more apart
  • Painter’s tape will dictate traffic flow in and out of the room
  • Sign-in table will be in the atrium
    • Signage posted near table with COVID-19 information 
    • Sign in sheet at table 
    • Clean pens in jar – when used once, place in “dirty pens box”  (to be sanitized later)
    • Thermometer at table to be used if individuals state they might have temperature
    • Sanitary wipes at desk
    • Masks will be made available to participants who need one.  Masks are strongly recommended.
  • 25 extra chairs will be on hand and used if necessary for overflow into atrium
  • Upper atrium restrooms will be closed 
  • Participants will be directed to lake level restrooms during/after meeting
2021 Meeting Schedule
2020 Schedule and Minutes
2019 Minutes
2021 Meeting Schedule

2021 Board Meeting Schedule

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 2, 202 at 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 3 at 2021 at 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
2020 Schedule and Minutes

2020 Meeting Schedule

2019 Minutes

Contact the Park Board

Contact the Board of Commissioners

Members of the Park Board of Commissioners are interested in your feedback and invite residents to attend monthly meetings.