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300 Hours Outside Challenge

Tired of sitting behind a computer screen or listening to the kids yell at Fortnite? Take it outside! Stark Parks is challenging you to a 300 Hours Outside Challenge. It can be on-your-own, with some friends, or along with the kids. How it Works? Take the 300 hour challenge from…

Find Me FeLeap

Introducing Find Me FeLeap, another fun scavenger hunt opportunity for you to explore Stark Parks. Ben Weaver, a Jackson High School student and Life Scout with Troop 927-Lake Cable, has designed and placed 12 FeLeap signs hidden across Stark Parks.  Along trails, near wildlife observation areas, and of course next to…

Hidden Gems of Stark Parks

Being outside has been and continues to be one of the safest places to enjoy and Stark Parks is full of hidden gems.  Switch up your route or discover new areas and experiences with lesser-known locations, we call hidden gems. These locations are typically less crowded and tucked away in…

Mindfulness Walk Presented with NACPRO Award

Stark Parks is proud to announce that the Mindfulness Walk at Petros Lake Park has been selected as a recipient of a 2020 National Association of County Parks and Recreation Officials (NACPRO) award in the Park and Rec Facility – Class I category. The annual NACPRO awards honor excellence in…
Woodland Shelter at Petros Lake Park

NatureWorks Grant Application to Improve Restrooms at Petros Lake Park

Stark Parks is hoping to improve restroom facilities at Petros Lake Park through an ODNR NatureWorks grant.  Two ADA accessible family restroom stalls with flush toilets, a changing station, and running water would be added to the park at 3519 Perry Dr. SW in Perry Twp.  The grant request amount…

On Your Own Adventures!

The safety of our park, trail, and program visitors has always been our top priority. While we have made the decision to suspend all public and volunteer programs as well as close public facilities until further notice for the well-being of all, our parks and trails remain open to enjoy! While…

parkrun, Free 5k Held Saturdays at Sippo Lake Park!

Friends of Stark Parks is proud to offer parkrun USA to Sippo Lake Park! parkrun is a completely free, weekly (held every Saturday morning), timed 5k staged at parks around the world, led by volunteers.   These 5k events are open to everyone – including walkers. Participants only need to register…

Santa is Coming to…Fry Family Park

Stark Parks welcomes you to celebrate Christmas in July on July 24 and July 25 anytime between 10 a.m. and Noon each day at Fry Family Park. Cardboard sledding, snowball fights, kids crafts, sweet treats, and an on-your-own 1-mile Santa Run. You may even catch a glimpse of Santa on…

Walborn Reservoir Eagle Nest Report

In 1979 there were only four eagle pairs in Ohio. The state is now home to around 200 nests with about 300 known eaglets hatching each year.  2018 and 2019 population estimates have been considerably higher. Eaglets at Walborn Reservoir have never been banded by ODNR for safety reasons: the nesting…
Towpath Trail Closed in Areas
We expect water to recede over the weekend. As of 6/21/19, we cannot access trail damage or downed trees in many areas. These areas will be closed to trail users until a full inspection is complete. Please follow all trail closing barricades and signs.
Hi There! We hope you are looking to Opt Outside today or any day. Take a break from buying presents and be present. Your body and mind thank you!
Feedback Requested!
We are now accepting public comment on the Phase 4 Iron Horse Trail proposal through January 29, 2019.
E-bike Pilot Program
Class 1 e-bikes are permitted to ride on multi-purpose trails (crushed limestone or asphalt). E-bikes are not permitted on natural surface, equestrian, or mountain bike trails. A class 1 e-bike is a bicycle equipped with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour.
Trail Closed
We expect water to recede over the weekend. As of 6/21/19, we cannot access trail damage or downed trees in many places. These areas will be closed to trail users until a full inspection is complete. Please follow all trail closing barricades and signs.
Marinas Open for Season May 1
Registration Reminder!
1. Make sure you register and pay (if applicable) for the camp. 2. Print your waiver and bring it with you to camp. 3. Read over special instructions and welcome letter. 4. Call us at 330.477.3552 with any questions.
Serenades in the Park Concert Cancelled-Petros Lake Park
The concert has been cancelled as of 12 p.m. on Sept. 1, 2019 due to inclement weather in the forecast at the performance time. The exact same performance will be held tomorrow, Monday Sept. 2 at 5 p.m. on the steps of North Canton City Hall, 145 N. Main St., North Canton, 44720.
Deadline Approaching: Order Club Apparel by Feb. 9!
Use the Shop Apparel Button on the main page or the button below!
New Date and Time for March 2020 Board Meeting
New Meeting Date: Thursday March 5, at 6 p.m.
Location: Exploration Gateway-Sippo Lake Park North 5712 12th St. NW, Canton 44708
COVID-19 Updates

Some public buildings and facilities will open on July 1, 2021 including the Exploration Gateway and Lily Pad Gift Shop, Wildlife Conversation Center, and Quail Hollow Park (Manor House).

The Wildlife Conservation Center is currently at capacity for wildlife intakes. Please call 330-477-0448 for details on how to bring your animal in. Do not take animals to the center without calling first.

For general information, please call (330) 477-3552. Continue to check this page for the most up-to-date information or follow us at Facebook.com/starkparks.

COVID-19 UPDATES

Some public buildings and facilities will open on July 1, 2021 including the Exploration Gateway and Lily Pad Gift Shop, and Quail Hollow Park (Manor House).

Injured and orphaned wildlife are accepted on a limited basis at the Wildlife Conservation Center. Please call 330-477-0448 for details on how to bring your animal in. Do not take animals to the center without calling first.

For general information, please call (330) 477-3552. Continue to check this page for the most up-to-date information or follow us at Facebook.com/starkparks.

Eagle Observation Open with Restrictions
No group viewing at this time, but you are permitted to view with your OWN equipment.

A maximum of 2 people on the deck at any time.