Community News

Dear Stow Residents,
Spring has sprung and upgrades and improvements are in full force for our community! Take a look around at all of the progress on projects that are underway! With the help of city leadership and workforce, we are executing numerous projects that will improve the lives of residents. This extensive list of projects and initiatives is going to keep us very busy, but the upshot is that our residents will have a greater quality of life because of them. Improved streets, upgraded sidewalks, storm water system enhancements, upgrades to Leona Farris Lodge and Fox Den Golf Course, playground replacements at Sherwood Acres Park, Northport Park, and Stow City Center to name a few. Yes, that’s right! As I previously announced, and you may have heard, SKiP Playground is COMING SOON! Summer 2022!
I am so thrilled to share with you that my administration and I have raised all the funds necessary to undertake the rebuild of SKiP Playground! This is Phase 1 of the Stow City Center Project, a development plan that will create a community gathering space including SKiP Playground and adjacent property, creating an abundance of fun and easily accessible opportunities for families and children. Groundbreaking is expected to take place this spring, with the installation of playground components this summer!
We are also planning exciting community events! Celebrate our City during Celebrate Stow Week, June 25 through July 4. You won’t want to miss Fun in Stow Play Day on June 25 at Stow City Center. Stay tuned for a full array of events, including our traditional Stow Fourth of July Parade and Firecracker Run! How exciting is that? We are also bringing forward two NEW event series; our Concerts on the Green, and our Neighborhood Pop-up Parties.
Two other major projects on the horizon this year are our Parks and Recreation Master Plan and our Connecting Communities Trail Planning Grant. The master plan project will be wrapping up in May, so stay tuned for the results of this in-depth assessment of all parks and recreational facilities and programs. The process has included many avenues for community engagement, with a community survey completed earlier this year. Our residents seized the opportunity and came out in full force to be heard! Your input will help shape the future of parks and recreation in our community!
The Trails Planning Grant will result in establishing a framework for a citywide, multi-modal trail network to accommodate all users. This network will not only serve Stow’s various populations, businesses and visitors, but will connect the city to adjacent and regional destinations and multi-modal networks. The Stow study explores the potential of shared-use paths and side paths as the primary facilities for the city’s trail network. The study will also determine the viability of placing trails within one-quarter mile of every resident and business.
2022 is off to a great start! I continue to be very optimistic about Stow’s future and our long-term success. I pledge to continue my accessibility to our residents and businesses. Your ideas, input, and feedback are so very beneficial in understanding the concerns of our community. I have the best interest of Stow at heart and I hope you do as well.

John Pribonic
Mayor, City of Stow
Stow Fourth of July Parade is Back!
Sponsorships available to businesses,
organizations and individuals. 

Includes: Name on all publicity, name on parade banner,
free parade entry, and announcement at reviewing stand.
Commitments needed before May 20, 2022.
Sponsor online at or
Contact the Stow Parks & Recreation Department at 330-689-5100.
Thank you for your generous contribution toward the Stow Fourth of July Parade. Tax-deductible contributions should be made payable to the City of Stow.
Stow Fourth of July Parade Entry
The City of Stow Parks & Recreation Department and the Kiwanis Club of Stow-Munroe Falls are excited to bring back our traditional community parade event!. The committee is planning for this year’s parade to be the biggest and best so far, and is anticipating 100 entries in the parade, and tens of thousands of viewers attending.

As always, the parade will take place on the Fourth of July, and it steps off at 10:00am and travels down Kent Road past Holy Family Church, and ends at Park Drive.

2022 Parade Theme: Celebrate Together, Celebrate Stow

We ask that you read the parade rules and procedures carefully, and share them with all people that are participating in your parade entry on the day of the parade. Safety is of utmost importance for this event.

Click Here to view our rules and procedures.
QPR training registration is open for residents of Stow & Munroe Falls. For more details on this program, training dates, and registration...
Registration is open for our Summer Day Camp!

A full day program from June through August for children going into first grade and completing sixth grade. Children must be 6 years of age to attend.

Activities include fishing, archery, crafts, cooking, group games, and pool time. Weekly, there are special events and field trips. Weekly activities differ, to accommodate those attending multiple weeks. We also offer extended hours for AM and PM care, with supervised free play.
Safety Town is a safety education program for children who will be entering Kindergarten in the Fall. Safety Town students are taught topics such as: fire safety, safety belts, pedestrian safety, bike safety, bus safety, personal safety, and playground safety. Stow Youth Services coordinates this program along with two teachers and teen volunteers.

For questions, please feel free to contact the Safety Town Coordinator, Toni Carter, by emailing
Does your home have working smoke alarms less than 10 years old? If not, they need replaced.

American Red Cross is offering free smoke alarms in Summit, Portage, and Medina Counties.
Honor your graduating senior with a commemorative banner to display on the grounds of Stow City Hall. Registration closes April 9.
Camping Season OPENS
April 1 - October 31, 2022
Traffic Box Art Sponsorship Opportunities - closes April 8
Stow Tree Festival
April 29, 2022!

Registered FREE Drive Thru Event.
Stow residents can obtain free mulch and have it loaded in pick-up trucks and trailers at no cost! Must show proof of residency. No landscapers or contractors allowed.
Adopt-A-Spot is a volunteer activity sponsored by the City of Stow that is great for individuals or families, groups, civic organizations and businesses. The City has a continued need for volunteers who are interested in keeping Stow beautiful. Anyone of any age can become part of the solution! The purpose of the project is to beautify our community.
Bus-pull event to help raise funds for Bulldog Bags, Inc.

There's still time to sign up a team to pull a bus to help raise funds for
Bulldog Bags, Inc.

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