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Alerts

Updated September 12, 2014

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


Multipurpose Trails

Bike & Hike Trail:
  • 09/15 - 09/20/14: Due to work conducted in Sagamore Hills by FirstEnergy and its contractors, the trail will be closed from Nesbitt Road north to Valley View Road. The trail is already closed for transmission line work from Valley View Road north to Sagamore Road. That closure will be in effect through October. The 34-mile Bike & Hike Trail travels southeast from Sagamore Hills to Munroe Falls and Stow on land owned by FirstEnergy. For more information, contact 1-866-477-6552 or transmissionprojects@firstenergycorp.com.
  • Through 10/31/14: Due to work conducted in Sagamore Hills by FirstEnergy and its contractors, the trail will be closed between Sagamore Road and Valley View Road through October. The 34-mile Bike & Hike Trail travels southeast from Sagamore Hills to Munroe Falls and Stow on land owned by FirstEnergy. For more information, contact 1-866-477-6552 or transmissionprojects@firstenergycorp.com.
  • 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 may be completed in September.
Towpath Trail:
  • 09/27/14: The trail will be closed between the Mustill Store Trailhead and Portage Path in the Merriman Valley for the Akron Marathon from 6 a.m. until noon.
  • 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.

Parks

Firestone:
  • 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.
Goodyear:
  • 10/11/14: A cross-country meet will bring 500 people to the park between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Visitors should expect more traffic than usual.
  • 10/12/14: Approximately 15 churches will use the park and its trails for an event. Visitors should expect significant traffic.
  • 10/18/14: A cross-country meet will bring 500 to 800 people to the park between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Visitors should expect more traffic than usual.
Hampton Hills:
  • 07/23/14: Spring Hollow Trail is open following repairs to areas damaged in the 5/12 storm. Adam Run Trail remains closed and will require realignment and major work, which is under way. The park district hopes to have the trail open by year's end.
Munroe Falls:
  • 10/11, 11/08 & 12/06/14: 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.
Sand Run:
  • 09/26 & 09/27/14: Sand Run Parkway, between Portage Path and Sand Run Road in Akron, will be closed beginning Friday at 9 a.m. to prepare for the Akron Marathon. It will remain closed until Saturday afternoon when the event is completed. The east end of Sand Run Parkway, between Merriman Road and Portage Path, will serve as a staging area for the race and will be closed from approximately 6 a.m. until about noon Saturday.


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