Friends 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.
Money raised from FSP supports a variety of supplemental projects in Stark Parks including:
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.
Our parks and trails exist for citizens to use and enjoy through recreation, conservation, and education. Public input and feedback is compiled into a Five Year Plan that helps guide priority… 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
About the Program Hike at least 10 of the select trails and get rewarded with a cool Stark Exploring decal (stickers for kids). All mileage is based on the honor… More
The Challenge Another person's trash could be your ticket to a winning art piece! Join Friends of Stark Parks and partners, Stark Parks, Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District, and… More
You have seen pictures of tunnels, bridges, a dry dock, and bright red lock tender's house. You have heard about great places to see bald eagles soaring overhead and a… More
In 1979 there were only four eagle pairs in Ohio. The state is now home to over 200 nests and with around 300 known eaglets hatching each year. The eaglets… More