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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 Coordinator
330-865-8040 x215  330-865-8040 x207
neppink@summitmetroparks.org  lsmith@summitmetroparks.org


In the News

07-31-15 Beacon Journal: District hosts open house for exec. director finalists
07-18-15 Beacon Journal: Boston Heights opens bridge; Bike & Hike Trail reopens
07-14-15 Beacon Journal: Akron passes resolution opposing state fracking bill
07-14-15 Suburbanite: District takes over Nimisila Reservoir
07-13-15 Beacon Journal: Courtney Park was district's first gift to land
07-09-15 West Side Leader: Summer Biking Spree underway
07-03-15 Beacon Journal: District gets help building mountain bike trails
07-02-15 WKSU: Nimisila added to Summit's park system
07-02-15 Beacon Journal: District now manages Nimisila, its 16th park

06-25-15 Beacon Journal: Summit County park group opposed to Ohio's House Bill 8
06-17-15 Beacon Journal: Happy trails at Hampton Hills
06-12-15 Beacon Journal: Free straw bales, and more
06-10-15 Beacon Journal: Nature Realm roof; archery lottery; new trail crossing
06-06-15 Beacon Journal: Bear-filled mosaic tops weekend activities

05-28-15 West Side Leader: Shy shares credit for park district successes
05-28-15 West Side Leader: Summit Metro Parks debuts new Running Spree
05-20-15 WOIO Channel 19: Summit County installs bike repair stations
05-19-15 New nature center in Twinsburg's Liberty Park
05-19-15 Summit Metro Parks dedicates its first park in Hudson
05-11-15 Beacon Journal: Record-setting turnout for Mother's Day 5K
05-08-15 Beacon Journal: Quail looking for home in local parks
05-07-15 Hudson Hub: Mingo reroute complete in Sand Run

04-30-15 West Side Leader: Spree For All kicks off May 1
04-30-15 West Side Leader: Commissioners hear ideas for cafe
04-28-15 Beacon Journal: Task force offers in-park cafes, food truck suggestions
04-28-15 Beacon Journal: Metro Parks, Akron Marathon team up for new spree
04-14-15 Hudson Hub: Be safe, courteous on multipurpose trails
04-10-15 Beacon Journal: District names interim director
04-10-15 Hudson Hub: District names interim director


News Releases

07-31-15 Board of Park Commissioners meets August 11
07-28-15 Meet candidates to lead the park district
07-28-15 Discover moths at historic Glendale Cemetery
07-28-15 Ohio history comes to life in the Metro Parks
07-21-15 Foundation trustees meet July 30 in Sand Run
07-21-15 Astronomy programs shine in August
07-21-15 Free outdoor concerts offered in August
07-14-15 Sections of Bike & Hike Trail to close the week of July 27
07-14-15 Special board meetings held July 27, July 28 & August 13
07-14-15 Trail etiquette urged during biking spree
07-07-15 Board of Park Commissioners meets July 21
07-07-15 Summer camps in the Metro Parks
07-02-15 District adds 16th park with state deal for Nimisila Reservoir

06-30-15 Silver Creek archery range closures in July
06-15-15 District offers 3rd annual Summer Biking Spree
06-15-15 Earn Running Spree credit at group runs
06-15-15 Fourth of July hours for centers, offices
06-15-15 Special board meeting June 24
06-09-15 Free outdoor concerts offered in July
06-09-15 Freedom Trail crosswalk activated at Brittain Road in Akron
06-09-15 Lottery for bow hunting is July 24
06-09-15 Straw bales offered up for backyard gardening
06-02-15 Hampton Hills archery range closures in June

05-28-15 Board of Park Commissioners meets June 9
05-28-15 Open house weekend planned at new nature center
05-26-15 Free lake swimming offered June 13 in two Metro Parks
05-18-15 Bike repair stations keep cyclists riding
05-18-15 Enjoy FREE performances at Goodyear Heights Metro Park
05-18-15 Summer camps in the Metro Parks
05-18-15 Volunteer Ensemble performs four shows in June
05-12-15 Adam Run Trail in Akron open following repairs
05-12-15 Hampton Hills archery range closed May 30
05-12-15 Lake swimming begins May 23 in two Metro Parks
05-12-15 Memorial Day hours for Nature Realm, park offices
05-06-15 Akron/Summit CVB names Cannon 'Outstanding Volunteer'
05-06-15 Park closed Sunday morning for 5K
05-05-15 Mingo Trail reroute complete in Sand Run Metro Park
05-05-15 Public send-off for park leader is May 28

04-30-15 Board of Park Commissioners meets May 12
04-30-15 Board seeks district's first executive director
04-28-15 Metro Parks, Akron Marathon team up for brand-new Running Spree
04-28-15 Nature Realm Gift Shop offers discounts in May
04-28-15 'Random Acts of Music' concert series returns in May
04-28-15 Transmission line work nears completion along district's Bike & Hike Trail
04-21-15 Advance registration deadline nears for Mother's Day 5K
04-16-15 Board of Park Commissioners meets April 28
04-16-15 Peak viewing for daffodils in Furnace Run
04-14-15 Annual series on flat, easy trails includes new path
04-14-15 Liberty Park Nature Center opens in Twinsburg May 21
04-14-15 Volunteers needed to battle invasive garlic mustard
04-10-15 Board names interim director
04-07-15 District opens 15th park, its first in Hudson
04-07-15 Be safe, courteous on multipurpose trails
04-02-15 Bike & Hike Trail closure extended in Sagamore Hills
04-02-15 Special board meeting April 9






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Many years ago, Metro Parks rangers patrolled the parks on horseback.

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Metro Parks rangers complete more than 10,000 hours of foot patrols each year.

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