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Alerts

Updated December 18, 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:

  • Until Spring '15: Outdoor drinking fountains have been turned off for the season.
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.


PARKS

District-wide:

  • Until Spring '15: Outdoor drinking fountains have been turned off for the season.
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm:
  • 12/24 & 12/25/14: The visitors center will close at 3 p.m. Christmas Eve, and the building will be closed Christmas Day. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
  • 01/01/15: The visitors center will be closed New Year's Day. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Firestone:
  • 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 Avenue or Warner Road.
Gorge:
  • 12/10/14: Highbridge Trail is open, but muddy. It was closed following storm damage suffered 11/24. Some trail work is still necessary.
Hampton Hills:
  • Ongoing: Adam Run Trail remains closed following a 5/12/14 storm. It requires realignment and major work, now in progress. The park district will make an announcement when the trail is open.
  • Until Spring '15: The Top O' The World Area is closed for the season.
Sand Run:
  • 12/24 & 12/25/14: The park district's administrative offices will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • 01/01/15: The park district's administrative offices will be closed New Year's Day. Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.



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Did You Know?

Wormy Wood
American chestnut used to be one of the dominate species in our forests. In the early 1900s, a fungus nearly wiped out the species. Lumber, called wormy chestnut, was harvested from those dying trees.

Itty-Bitty Bat
The eastern pipistrelle is the smallest bat species in Ohio. When in flight, it can be confused with a large moth.


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