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Get on the water at Stark Parks!

Enjoy watercraft rentals at Stark Parks marinas.

Marinas at Sippo Lake Park in Perry Township and Walborn Reservoir in Alliance will open daily from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, from May 28 - August 21.  Fall hours are August 22 - September 30 on Friday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, and Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM. The Marina will also be open on Monday, September 6th from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM.


Both marinas offer bait, beverages and light snacks for sale, as well as rental of stand up paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes.  Pedal boats are available at Sippo Lake and motor boats are available at Walborn Reservoir. Life jackets (pfd) and paddles are provided.  No advance reservations are necessary, rentals are first-come, first-served.  Cash and major credit cards are accepted.


An accessible fishing pier and boat launch (boats up to 21 feet and 10 hp) are next to each marina.  Residents age 16 and over must carry a fishing license and ID to fish at Stark Parks.  Must be 18 years old to rent a boat or have parent/guardian sign waiver form in person at marina

Find rental rates and what to bring or leave available at https://starkparks.com/boat-rentals/   Sippo Lake Marina is located at 5300 Tyner St., Canton 44708 and Walborn Reservoir Marina is located at 11324 Price St. NE, Alliance 44601.



2021 Events

Summer Splash Challenge
July 15 to 30, 2021
Walborn Reservoir and Sippo Lake Park

It’s a new twist on a Stark Parks classic event.  From July 15 to 30, 2021 we invite you to explore by kayak and enter for a chance to win an inflatable kayak kit.  Stop in to the Sippo Lake Park or Walborn Reservoir marinas during regular open hours, pay your entry fee, and receive a one hour single kayak rental, a dry bag, pen, and “passport.”
Paddle the perimeter of the lake to find Summer Splash signs and fill in the code words on your passport within one hour.


During the first week of August, one winner will be chosen randomly from the completed entries at each lake.  The two winners will receive a kayak kit including an inflatable kayak, a pump, paddle, and carrying case.  Supplies of bags, pens and passports are limited!  Limit one entry per person and must be 16 year or older to enter.


Entry fee is $15.00 in-county resident/$20.00 out-of-county resident.  Rentals depend on kayak availability (First come, first served), and must be used at time of payment.



Catfish with Cops
July 31, 2021, 5 p.m.
Walborn Reservoir Marina

Catfish with Cops promotes community policing by allowing police officers and community locals to gather together and enjoy the sport of fishing.  Registration will be the day of the event, with a cover charge of $5.00 per person (Cash or check) that will go toward the Ranger Cadet program.


The event will be catfishing only, with shore fishing only permitted. Registration and fishing begin at 5 p.m.  All catfish must be checked in by 10 p.m., with prizes awarded shortly after.  There will be a demonstration at 4:45 p.m. with K-9 Ranger Gunnar. 

Laura Perry Felberg

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Laura Perry Felberg is the Partner Relations Coordinator for Visit Canton. When she's not at work, you'll find her with her husband and son, hiking, biking, or traveling! Laura is an animal lover and spends most of her free time outdoors with their three rescue dogs, and volunteering for a local animal rescue.

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