2012-13 Winter Sports press release
To learn if winter sports areas are open, call our seasonal info line (330-865-8060) or follow @metro_parks on Twitter.
Some park trails are too steep to negotiate safely on skis. To help keep your skis from being damaged by sharp, uncovered stones, ski only when the trails have at least two inches of snow cover.
Wear properly fitted skates with sharpened blades for enhanced control and safety. Never skate on a pond or lake unless signs indicate it is open for skating. Remember, not all ponds are ready for skating. Ice must be four inches thick and free of snow, and temperatures must remain several degrees below freezing for long periods of time.
The best conditions for sledding include frozen ground with at least two inches of snow cover.
When disturbed, American toads produce a toxin that can sicken pets and children.
The barn at O'Neil Woods Metro Park is said to be haunted.