Temporarily Located at 12833 Market Ave N, Hartville, OH 44632

The Wildlife Conservation Center is temporarily located at Fichtner Park at 12833 Market Ave. N in Hartville.  

A new facility will soon be under construction inside the west entrance of Sippo Lake Park, off of Genoa Ave. NW.
The center will be dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation services and a licensed Category 2 facility. State and federal permits allow our experienced staff to care for 1,700 injured and orphaned native wild animals each year. With assistance from local veterinarians who volunteer their services, the staff releases over 55% of the animals they care for.  In accordance with state regulations, all wild animals accepted for rehabilitation become the property of the State of Ohio. 

Please call 330.477.0448 before bringing an injured animal, if the center is not open follow the voicemail instructions.  Animals should never be left outside the center door or dropped off.

Hours of Operation:

November to April, Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Wildlife Conservation Center Building Update:

Harris/Day Architects was contracted to design an environmentally sound building to house a new, state-of-the-art Wildlife Conservation Center.  

Wildlife Conservation Center RendereingThe new Wildlife Conservation Center will allow Stark Parks to provide a more technologically-advanced facility, one that will provide more modern care for native wildlife. It will allow for exhibits with live native animals as they are seen in nature and interpreting and teaching the community how to live in harmony with the natural environment. Natural history and conservation education along with distance learning opportunities will be open to the public.

The Friends of Stark Parks created an endowment fund at the Stark Community Foundation to help support the Wildlife Conservation Center building. Anyone interested in supporting the Wildlife Conservation Center Fund may donate to this endowment or directly to Friends of Stark Parks. Your gift to this endowment will provide for the rehabilitation and conservation education center and the perpetual care of the animals by the dedicated staff and volunteers. A planned gift will create a living legacy for you and your family.

To learn more about donating to the endowment or to contribute to the building fund, please call 330.477.3552.