Donations are made to Friends of Stark Parks, a charitable 501 (c) (3) organization. Friends of Stark Parks supports Stark Parks as a partner in preserving and protecting the quality of life for all who live, work, and play in Stark County.
Your tax-deductible gift to Friends of Stark Parks will be used to support Stark Parks' effort to be the community leader in promoting the responsible use of Stark County’s natural resources; in educating our community and enlisting its involvement in conservation education; and in supporting facilities and programs.
Your tribute gift honors the importance of someone special in your life and creates a lasting contribution towards the future of Stark Parks. Donating in tribute in lieu of flowers or at a family’s bequest is an impactful way to support Stark Parks while honoring someone’s life.
Molly Stark Park will be a designated Celebration Garden program site. A habitat and/or wildlife area will be established and will feature natural areas with native plants, as opposed to traditional flower gardens. The site will be indicated with signage and will direct visitors to this area of the website to access information about those who have contributed or are being honored.
Did you know that you can give to Stark Parks in a variety of ways? Not just by volunteering, but in creative ways that allow you to use your assets? Thanks to our Permanent Endowment Fund through the Stark Community Foundation, Friends of Stark Parks supporters can make charitable contributions to benefit Stark Parks. Your tax-deductible gifts to benefit the Stark Parks Endowment Fund or the Wildlife Conservation Center building fund can include:
Friends of Stark Parks can also accept planned gifts to the endowment fund to assure the mission of Stark Parks will continue into the future. Planned gifts accepted can include:
On Saturday, September 30, cast a line with your Stark Parks Rangers and local police officers while you enjoy the sport of catfishing at Walborn Reservoir, located at 11324… More
Celebrate the sights, sounds, and smells of autumn outdoors! On Saturday, October 14, join Stark Parks for the annual free Family Fall Fest from 2 to 6 p.m. at Petros… More
Join us for the official grand opening of Fry Family Park in Magnolia! The highly-anticipated Pike township park located at 2533 Farber St. SE in Magnolia will be formally opened to… More
Celebrate 50 years of Stark Parks with the spontaneous sounds of nature combine with the orchestrated sounds of music from the Canton Symphony Orchestra all season long for a “Summer of Love.”… More
Fishing derbies for children, ages 4 to 15, continue throughout the summer. Marinas at Sippo Lake Park in Perry Township and Walborn Reservoir in Alliance are open for the season. The marinas… More
Stark Parks is turning fifty and we’re inviting you to a year-long celebration! Feb. 17th kicked off our official 50th birthday and we’ve got a brand new look at StarkParks.com. Take… 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