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Alerts

Updated April 14, 2014

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


District-wide

  • 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.
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.
  • 03/31/14: 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.
  • 04/11/14: A little more than two miles of the trail will be closed between the Franklin and Vanderhoof Road trailheads to replace several culverts and repair a sinkhole. Weather permitting, the work is expected to last one week. The trail will not be rerouted during the closure.
  • 04/12/14: An organized run at 9 a.m. will impact the trail between the Memorial Parkway Trailhead and downtown Akron, around Lock 3.
  • Ongoing: 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:
  • 10/21/13: 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:
  • 4/19 & 4/26/14; 5/3 & 5/10/14: 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.

 

 

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Did You Know?

Good Match
Wood from the eastern cottonwood tree is used to make matchsticks.

Creative Commissioner
Inventor Waldo Semon, a Metro Parks commissioner from 1955 to 1969, created vinyl. One of our conservation areas is named for him.




















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