Friends of Stark Parks

Friends of Stark Parks LogoFriends of Stark Parks (FSP) is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the development and use of Stark County Park District parks, trails, facilities, educational programs, and events.

FSP raises funds through memberships, donations, grants and several annual fundraisers. The FSP Board meets monthly to discuss responsible spending of the monies raised through these events.

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With Your Support

Money raised from FSP supports a variety of supplemental projects in Stark Parks including:

  • A new Celebration Garden in Molly Stark Park
  • A park-wide bench program
  • The planting of trees in various parks
  • The purchase of a new FeLeap the Frog costume
  • An established Endowment Fund to be used towards a new Wildlife Conservation Center at Sippo Lake Park
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Wild Night for Wildlife

The Friends of Stark Parks invites you to the fourth annual Wild Night for Wildlife: Summer Solstice Celebration on June 21, 2018! Kick off the season of sunshine with dinner, drinks, live animals, and stunning views of Sippo Lake on the back patio of the Exploration Gateway. 

Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The evening will benefit the continued care of wildlife at the Joseph J. and Helen M. Sommer Wildlife Conservation Center.

The event is Sold Out, we hope to see you at future events and encourage you to make a donation to Friends of Stark Parks.