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Alerts

Updated November 26, 2014

For details, call the administrative offices 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday: 330-867-5511.
 


MULTIPURPOSE TRAILS

District-wide:

  • 11/07/14: Outdoor drinking fountains have been turned off for the season.
Bike & Hike Trail:
  • Through 11/30/14: Removal of the vehicular Akron-Cleveland Road bridge in Boston Heights will force a short detour of the Bike & Hike Trail, slightly southeast of the SR 303 Trailhead. The trail is detoured with an at-grade crossing of Akron-Cleveland Road through November. At that time, a tunnel will be completed for trail users.
Freedom Trail:
  • Until Further Notice: Phase II of the Trail, between Southwest Avenue in Tallmadge and Eastwood Avenue in Akron, is NOT YET OPEN to the public. It should be completed in early November.


PARKS

District-wide:

  • 11/07/14: Outdoor drinking fountains have been turned off for the season.
Firestone:
  • 10/27/14: Due to trail renovation and repairs, the Willow Trail will be closed from the east end of Little Turtle Pond to the large vehicle bridge. Redwing Trail will remain open. Visitors can access Redwing Trail via Tuscarawas Field or the Coventry Oaks area.
  • 12/01/14: Harrington Road will be closed beginning 12/1 for approximately two to three weeks as ODNR finishes work in and around the gatehouses. Visitors can enter the park from Axline Ave. or Warner Rd.
Gorge:
  • 11/26/14: Highbridge Trail will be closed until further notice. Ohio Edison will be repairing the transmission lines and poles that were damaged in the 11/24 windstorm.
Hampton Hills:
  • 11/30: The archery range will be closed for a public program from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Ongoing in '14-'15: Adam Run Trail remains closed following a 5/12 storm. It requires realignment and major work, now in progress. The park district will make an announcement when the trail is open.
  • Through Spring '15: The Top O' The World Area is closed for the season.
Munroe Falls:
  • 12/06: Access to the Lake Area may be impacted by the "Ohio Outside Trail Series." Park visitors should expect more traffic than usual between 7 and 11 a.m.

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Burned Cereal
The bark of the black cherry tree resembles burnt cornflakes.

Akron's Oatmeal King
Ferdinand Schumacher, who is credited with introducing oatmeal to America, owned a part of Deep Lock Quarry. His company, American Cereal Works, later became Quaker Oats.


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