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Updated April 23, 2014

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


  • 04/07/14: Outside drinking fountains that were turned off for the winter season will be in use again over the next few weeks.

Multi-purpose Trails

Bike & Hike Trail:
  • 04/27/14: An organized run will impact the trail in Stow.
  • 04/28, 05/01 & 05/02/14: The trail is tentatively scheduled to be closed at Akron-Cleveland Road, between SR 303 and SR 8 in Boston Heights, as a nearby gas pipe is relocated. There will be no detour during the work, which is weather dependent. The trail will be closed to all pedestrian and cycling traffic at Akron-Cleveland Road.
  • 05/10/14: An organized bike ride may impact the trail this morning from Stow-Munroe Falls High School to Brandywine Falls. Anticipated participation is 200 people.
Towpath Trail:
  • 03/24/14: At Vanderhoof Road, a contractor for PPG Industries may have to cross the trail with equipment intermittently over the next few weeks. The trail should remain open.
  • 05/02/14: An organized run, hosted by the Akron Bar Association, may impact the trail this morning from the Mustill Store to a point one half-mile north. Anticipated participation is 120 people.
  • 05/18/14: An organized bike ride may impact the trail this morning between the Stark County line and the Franklin Trailhead at Center Road. Anticipated participation is 250 people.
  • Ongoing through August '14: A contractor for Akron will resume work on the city's trunk sewer, which runs along part of the trail north of the city, beginning 3/31. The work will continue through August. The contractor will access the sewer via the Towpath Trail at the Memorial Parkway Trailhead. Temporary closures may be required here and at additional access points: Big Bend, Portage Path and Botzum.
  • Ongoing in '14: The City of Akron is expanding the community center at Summit Lake (380 W. Crosier St., Akron). The work will not impact or close the Towpath Trail, which runs behind the center on the east bank of the lake, but it has closed the parking lot closest to the trail and the center's basketball courts.


  • Ongoing in '14: Visitors traveling to Firestone Metro Park will only be able to access the Tuscarawas Meadows (2620 Harrington Rd., Akron) and Little Turtle Pond (2400 Harrington Rd., Akron) entrances from the north, via Swartz Road off of South Main Street. Harrington Road will be closed at Warner Road, at the southeast corner of the 258-acre park, as a contractor for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources continues to renovate the dam on Harrington Road. The work will continue into 2014. Hiking trails, picnic areas and naturalist-led programs at Firestone Metro Park will not be affected.
Hampton Hills:
  • Winter '13-14: The Top O' the World Area is closed for the season.
Munroe Falls:
  • 04/2605/03 & 05/10/14: Access to the Lake Area will be impacted by bicycle races from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the dates listed. The park will remain open, but visitors should expect larger crowds and more traffic than usual.
  • 10/11, 11/08 & 12/06/14: Access to the Lake Area will be impacted by the "Ohio Outside Trail Series." The park will remain open, but visitors should more traffic than usual between 7 and 11 a.m.




Did You Know?

The wood frog uses glucose in its blood as a sort of antifreeze, protecting vital organs from damage while the rest of the body freezes solid.

Hobo Home
Before it became a Metro Park, hobos camped at Deep Lock Quarry.

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