Free Outdoor Events Hosted by Stark Parks!

Free Outdoor Events Hosted by Stark Parks – Stark Parks has pulled together some awesome events together for you and your families to enjoy… for free! Grab the kiddos and head out to test the waters in canoes, kayaks, and Stand Up Paddleboards at Paddle Skedaddle. Or, join in for a one-day summer camp event called Summerfest! Learn the deets of these events right here on Newsymom!

Stark Parks is gearing up to make this your kids’ BEST. SUMMER. YET. Coming to you this weekend and next are TWO events that will help your children foster a love of the outdoors…And the best part? They’re both free!

Check out the deets on Paddle Skedaddle & Summerfest below:

Event #1: Paddle Skedaddle

When: July 23, 2022, 10a-2p
Where: Walborn Reservoir in Alliance

Join Stark Parks at Walborn Reservoir to test the waters with canoes, kayaks, and Stand Up Paddleboards. During this free event, participants will receive a brief introduction on shore, then given an opportunity to try paddling on the water for a short period of time. It’s the best time to introduce your kids to water activities, with safety and education a top priority!

Tips to have the best time ever:
  • Wear closed-toed shoes and expect to get wet! (Bring sunscreen & bug spray, too!)
  • Boats are on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
  • Solo Kayaking Guidelines: Must be 10 years or older to paddle solo. 
  • Tandem Kayaks and Canoes Guidelines: Two adults and one child maximum per boat, children 8 and under require two paddling adults in boat, at least one paddler must be 15 years old.

Concessions will be available for purchase if you and the kiddos need to grab a snack on the go!

Event #2: Summerfest

When: July 30, 2022, 10a-3p
Where: Sippo Lake Park in Canton

Come back to Summer Camp! This one-day event is for everyone. Bring along family and friends to enjoy your favorite summer camp fun: fishing, hiking, archery, games, crafts, scavenger hunts, s’mores and more!

This drop-in event will take place within all 3 entrances of Sippo Lake Park (Off of Perry Drive, 12th Street, & Genoa Ave.)  You can drive or walk to different activity areas, each with different options to participate in. The map will show a complete list of activities! 

Tips to have the best time ever:
  • Bring your camp essentials: sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, insect repellant, water, and comfy shoes! No pre-registration is required. Just show up and get ready for fun!
  • Paddle boats will be available for rental and food available for purchase at the Sippo Lake Park Marina. 
  • Fishing poles are available to borrow with free bait, but you are also welcome to bring your own! (All current state fishing regulations apply.) 
  • Don’t forget to stop into the Lily Pad Gift Shop at the Exploration Gateway for gifts and snacks. 

Bring your love of nature to your kids in a safe and engaging way!

Are you busy on these dates and can’t attend? Check out additional events Stark Parks has coming soon on their Events Calendar. Also, like and follow @StarkParks on Facebook to follow all the latest happenings in your area!

Melissa Klatt


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