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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/Communications Specialist
330-865-8040 x215  330-865-8040 x207
neppink@summitmetroparks.org  lsmith@summitmetroparks.org


In the News

07-21-14 O'Neil Woods' Deer Run Trail gets rerouted in a new, gentler way
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

05-29-14 Plain Dealer: Naturalists collecting clear 2-liter bottles
05-23-14 Akron Beacon Journal: Update on May 12 storm damage
05-15-14 West Side Leader: Commissioners seeking input on board expansion
05-15-14 Twinsburg Bulletin: Bats in Liberty Park "decimated" by fungus
05-13-14 Akron Beacon Journal: Storms wash away trails and tracks
05-12-14 Akron Beacon Journal: Spree For All underway on flat, easy trails

05-08-14 Hudson Hub: Commissioners seeking input on expansion of park board
05-05-14 WCPN: Officials fear devastating loss of bats in Liberty Park
05-01-14 Akron Beacon Journal: Spotted turtle discovered in a Metro Park
05-01-14 West Side Leader: Spree For All returns for 11th year
04-18-14 Akron Beacon Journal: Daffodils blooming along Richfield trail
04-16-14 Twinsburg Bulletin: Partnership results in new nature center
04-16-14 WEWS Channel 5: Video reminds pet owners to "bag the doo-doo"
04-16-14 Ohio.com: Video reminds pet owners to "bag the doo-doo"
04-15-14: Akron Beacon Journal: Another questing season begins
04-10-14 Twinsburg Bulletin: District breaks ground on nature center
04-10-14 Plain Dealer: District buidling new nature center in Twinsburg

03-21-14 Akron Beacon Journal: Bears, cliffs and more planned for nature center
03-19-14 Akron Beacon Journal: Cross-country course planned for Silver Creek
03-13-14 Akron Beacon Journal: Project reshapes another mile of Pond Brook
03-08-14 Metro Parks had 5.3 million visits in 2013
03-04-14 Nordonia News Leader: District plans name change to Summit Metro Parks
03-04-14 Akron Beacon Journal: Akron has 10th snowiest winter; great winter sports

News Releases

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

05-29-14 Board of Park Commissioners meets June 10
05-27-14 Free lake swimming offered June 14 in two Metro Parks
05-27-14 3-day camps offer hands-on adventures
05-27-14 Park district hires new landscape architect
05-20-14 Public meeting set for Sand Run master plan
05-20-14 Volunteer Ensemble performs three shows in June
05-14-14 Lake swimming begins May 24 in two Metro Parks
05-14-14 Memorial Day hours for Nature Realm, park offices
05-14-14 Plastic bottles needed to build Nature Realm greenhouse
05-13-14 Storm damage closes several park areas
05-06-14 Commissioners seeking input on expansion of park board
05-02-14 Board of Park Commissioners meets May 13




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