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, ChairpersonDenise Freeland, Vice-Chairperson
Bill BryanPatricia QuickRalph Dublikar(far left) Park Director, Robert Fonte
Members of the Park Board of Commissioners are interested in your feedback and invite residents to attend monthly meetings.
Make the most of the shortest day of the year and ring in the winter season with a Sunup to Sundown Hike-a-Thon! Hike all day with us… More
Stark Parks Volunteers and their accomplishments were celebrated at a honeybee-themed Recognition Dinner on Thursday, November 15 at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park. The theme paid tribute… More
Here Comes Santa! On Saturday, December 1, meet the big guy himself from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. as Stark Parks and the Stark County District Library welcome Santa to 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
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