We may be shivering from the cold and snow, but Stark Parks is planning for warmer weather, recruiting and training volunteers for summer fun in the parks.
Stark County Park District
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Joe Sommer presented with highest award during park district's annual recognition dinner.
Editor's note: The following information was provided by the Stark County Park District. The Stark County Park District recently honored its levy campaign co-chairs, the outgoing Friends of Stark Parks president and six other volunteers for outstanding service. The awards were presented at a dinner at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park. This year more than 130 Stark Parks volunteers provided at least 24 hours of service to the district. Of those, 57 served between 24 to 49 hours; 21 volunteered 50 to 74 hours; 22 volunteered 75 to 99 hours and four served more than 543 hours. Five volunteers who care for injured and orphaned wildlife logged more than 1000 hours! Heart of Stark Parks Award Stark Parks’ highest award was presented …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Stark Parks has a 1-mill, eight-year property tax levy on the ballot as Issue 55
Stark Parks’ popularity is growing, and park district personnel hope that plays to their advantage when voters consider a 1-mill, eight-year property tax levy that’s on the ballot as Issue 55. “I think people are beginning to recognize the importance we have in the community,” Park Director Bob Fonte said. “All you have to do is ride by Hoover High School or Washington Square or GlenOak High School to see the activity level. It’s an opportunity to live healthier and people are taking advantage of it.” The park district will ask North Canton and Stark County residents for a vote of “yes” to approve the levy, which includes a .5-mill replacement and .5-mill increase. It would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $30.63 a year, Fonte said. “We …