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. 

Five Park Board members and park director posing for photo

Board Members

(left to right) Andrew Hayden, Chairperson
Denise Freeland, Vice-Chairperson

Bill Bryan
Patricia Quick
Ralph Dublikar

(far left) Park Director, Robert Fonte



2020 Schedule and Minutes
2019 Minutes
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.