Get to Know Your Stark Parks Rangers

Ranger for a DayBe a Ranger for a Day! On Saturday, September 22, come to the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park and learn what it’s like to be a park ranger at Stark Parks! From 1 to 4 p.m., all junior rangers will:

  • Get a detective’s cap to search for clues in a fun scavenger hunt mystery
  • Try on real ballistics vest and uniform
  • Climb in ranger vehicles
  • Take a shot in the shooting range
  • Find their way through the obstacle course
  • Be rewarded with a special badge

Finger printing will be available by the Stark County Sheriff’s Office. At 3 p.m., everyone is welcome to watch K-9 Ranger, Gunnar, in action as he demonstrates his skills. Food and beverages will be available for purchase and no registration is required.


Catfish with Cops! On Saturday, September 29, cast a line with your  Stark Parks Rangers and other local police officers while you enjoy the sport of catfishing at Walborn Reservoir. Fishing registration opens at 5 p.m., with fishing from 5 to 10 p.m. There will be individual and team prizes, including Top 3 Longest Catfish and the Team with the Longest Catfish (teams of 4). Shore fishing only will be permitted and there is a $5 entry fee per participant. All proceeds will benefit the Stark Parks Ranger Cadet program.