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Cache4Coins Geotour

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 in acres of trees, stop by tasty and artsy attractions, and take in some local history in Stark County, Ohio.…

Celebrating 50 Years

Humble Beginnings (1960s and 1970s) The year was 1967. Although Ohio’s Department of Natural Resources had been established 18 years before in 1949, it was three years before the establishment of the federal EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and celebration of the first Earth Day in 1970. It would be another…
2017 Volunteer Dinner

Exceptional Volunteers Honored

  Stark Parks Volunteers and their accomplishments were celebrated at a 1967 retro-themed Recognition Dinner on Nov. 16 at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park. The theme paid homage to the 50th anniversary of Stark Parks and the dedicated volunteers who have helped to develop and expand the park…
Nature Series deer photo

Nature Series

Get down and dirty as we explore different park habitats, identify wildlife, and learn about conservation efforts right here in Stark County. Programs, workshops, citizen science projects, and so much more will be offered in our new Nature Series. Between March and October, the first 10 participants to attend 7+…
Hike more, worry less - Towpath Trail

Towpath Treks

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 chorus of spring peepers. Explore a few miles at a time over 25 miles of Towpath Trail in Stark County…