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In the News | News Releases

For news and information about Summit Metro Parks, please contact the park district's Marketing & Communications department:

Nathan Eppink  Lindsay Smith
Chief of Marketing & Communications  Marketing/Communications Specialist
330-865-8040 x215  330-865-8040 x207
neppink@summitmetroparks.org  lsmith@summitmetroparks.org


In the News

08-21-14 Akron Beacon Journal: Plans taking shape for CC course in Silver Creek
08-20-14 Akron Beacon Journal: District takes over Tinkers Creek, 3 nature preserves
08-20-14 Twinsburg Bulletin: District to manage 1,000 acres of State land next to Liberty
08-08-14: Akron Beacon Journal: Confluence in the city
08-05-14: Plain Dealer: Springfield Bog in bloom; has plenty of birds

07-21-14: Akron Beacon Journal: O'Neil Woods' trail gets rerouted
07-16-14: Akron Beacon Journal: Work begins on Bike & Hike Trail tunnel

06-16-14 WKYC: Akron towpath section closes weekdays for 2 weeks
06-13-14 Hudson Hub-Times: Hampton Hills trail repaired, reopened
06-04-14 WKSU: Good news, bad news about bats

News Releases

08-26-14 Labor Day hours for nature realm, administrative offices
08-26-14 Metro Parks offers non-competitive running program
08-19-14 District partners with Ohio State Parks on property management agreement
08-19-14 Freedom Trail plans open to public comment
08-19-14 51st Fall Hiking Spree is September 1 to November 30
08-19-14 Discover the bats of the Metro Parks
08-14-14 Special meeting set for possible expansion of park board
08-13-14 August board meeting moved to Sand Run Metro Park
08-12-14 Auction includes park vehicles, tools and more
08-11-14 Nature Realm visitors center remains partially closed
08-08-14 Board of Park Commissioners meets August 19
08-04-14 Nature Realm visitors center to remain closed
08-04-14 Sections of Bike & Hike Trail closed in Sagamore Hills

07-31-14 Nature Realm visitors center closed for the weekend
07-29-14 Bike & Hike Trail closed for 3 days in Stow
07-29-14 District hires new marketing and communications specialist
07-29-14 Naturalists highlight moon and meteors
07-28-14 Visitors center partially closed this week for construction
07-25-14 Liberty Park's Ledges Trail closed Saturday
07-23-14 August brings more free outdoor performances
07-23-14 Deer Run Trail damaged in May storm reopens in Bath
07-16-14 Section of Bike & Hike Trail closes tomorrow for repairs
07-15-14 Section of Bike & Hike Trail closes in Sagamore Hills
07-08-14 Board of Park Commissioners meets July 22
07-08-14 Good trail etiquette stressed during biking spree
07-08-14 Nature center construction viewable online
07-01-14 Naturalists need more bottles for Nature Realm greenhouse
07-01-14 Space remains for 3-day camp in Richfield
07-01-14 Yoga programs teach kids to move like animals

06-27-14 Beach at Silver Creek Metro Park reopens
06-25-14 Beach at Silver Creek closed due to flooding
06-24-14 Bridge removal detours section of Bike & Hike Trail
06-24-14 District's insect programs generating buzz
06-17-14 District rolls out 2nd annual Summer Biking Spree
06-17-14 Free outdoor performances offered in July
06-16-14 Akron towpath section closes weekdays for 2 weeks
06-13-14 Hampton Hills trail repaired, reopened
06-10-14 Lottery for bow hunting is July 25
06-09-14 District surveys residents about future of Sand Run




Did You Know?

Bike Patrol
To assist park visitors, volunteers patrol the Bike & Hike and Towpath trails April 1 through October 31.

Good Wood
Wood from the black cherry tree is used to make furniture, cabinets and musical instruments.

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