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From the Start

Friends of Stonelick State Park formed in 2001 to help preserve and protect the parks educational and recreational offerings beyond what can be supported by tax dollars alone.

Friends of Stonelick State Park is a group of volunteers working hand in hand with park staff to benefit Stonelick State Park by enhancing its beauty and preserving its natural resources while offering activities and projects that improve park guests’ visits.

Many individuals have generously donated precious time to preserve and enhance this unique park. Their contribution of time, energy and commitment is greatly valued and much appreciated.

Some of the many Accomplishments of the Friends:

  • Constructed a picnic pavilion with storage facilities in the campground
  • Enhanced the amphitheater adding 100 seats purchased from Riverfront Stadium
  • Replaced the movie screen at the amphitheater and constructed a stage
  • With the help of friends and volunteers, completed the paved walkway to the amphitheatre
  • Added adequate lighting at the amphitheater
  • Completed a walkway from the Gary Bloom Picnic Pavilion to the Shower House
  • Organize fundraisers with all proceeds benefiting the park
  • Seek funding assistance through grants and generous donors
  • Assist park staff and management
  • Maintain membership to The Friends for the Preservation of Ohio State Parks
  • Maintain the Friends of Stonelick website
  • Coordinate a park calendar of seasonal events
  • Enhance the stay for park visitors
  • Preserve and protect the parks natural habitat

Visions

 

  • Continue park events and funding
  • Increase public awareness
  • Increase our volunteer program
  • Continue efforts to enhance quality service
  • Continue educational programs for park guests
  • Continue efforts to preserve and protect the parks natural habitat

Membership

The potential of Stonelick State Park is limited only by the time and energy commitments of our volunteers, and by funding obtained from various sources. Friends of Stonelick State Park existence is dependent upon the participation and teamwork of many dedicated members.

Our Friends contribute unique talents and skills in achieving its objectives through various activities and events. Contribution of members’ time, energy and commitment is greatly valued and much appreciated. We are grateful for Friends whose generosity and assistance in strength and in spirit support our organization.

Friends of Stonelick State Park organized to promote the restoration, maintenance, and improvement of the park’s facilities. Friends of Stonelick State Park is a 501(c)(3) organization. The membership year begins each January 1.

Membership Benefits

  • Voting Privileges
  • Privilege to hold any officer position
  • Contribute your unique talents by helping to restore, maintain and improve the parks natural resources

For more information about the park or becoming a member email or contact us at the address below.