Summit Metro Parks Your Back Yard for 95 Years
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Summit Metro Parks

Summit County 14,100 Acres Managed
Tree 16 Open Parks
Map 125 Miles of Trails
Leaf 1921 Our Founding Year
5,200,000 Park Visits Annually

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Summit Metro Parks manages 14,100 acres, including 16 parks, several conservation areas and more than 125 miles of trails, with 22.4 miles of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Annual attendance averages 5.2 million visits.

Summit Metro Parks - 95 Year Anniversary
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Another sneak-peek view of the Hampton Hills Mountain Bike Area: opening as conditions allow (and after all of our signs are in place)! #summitmetroparks #akron #ohio #parks #trails #mountainbiking #cyclingOur friends from United Disability Services of Akron helped us out by testing one of our Spree For All trails to make sure it's suitable. They hiked Alder Trail to the newly restored Alder Pond! #smpspree #spring #springhike #goodyearheights #akronBaltimore oriole along the Towpath Trail #summitmetroparks #birds #birding #spring #ohio #parks #trails #towpathtrail (photo by volunteer Kim Ardelian)Coming soon: the Mountain Bike Area in Hampton Hills Metro Park! Ribbon-cutting is 6/8. Open house is 6/11. We'll open the gate earlier if conditions allow. #summitmetroparks #akron #ohio #parks #cycling #mountainbikingDouble rainbow over Nimisila Reservoir, our newest Metro Park area. #doublerainbow #fridayfeeling #nimisila #nimisilareservoir #springtime #rainbow #nature #outdoors (photo by volunteer Sharon Stump)FINISH of the 5th annual Mother's Day 5K at Munroe Falls Metro Park #summitmetroparks #running #ohio #parks #5K #mothersdayThis red-spotted newt and green worm look like they're BFFs. Which best friend do you explore Summit Metro Parks with? (photo by volunteer Jerry Cannon at Hampton Hills Metro Park) #summitmetroparks #akron #ohio #parks #trails #outdoors #bffsThe Seneca Deck at the Nature Realm, viewed from the bridge near Seneca Pond #summitmetroparks #akron #ohio #parks #trails