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


In the News

05-20-16 Channel 3: Metroparks to track more coyotes
05-11-16 Beacon Journal: Board approves 2-mile extension of Freedom Trail
05-05-16 West Side Leader: Bridge bypass opens on towpath
05-03-16 WEWS: Towpath reopens after alleged arson destroys bridge
05-03-16 Beacon Journal: Portion of towpath struck by vandals reopens

04-28-16 West Side Leader: Annual Metro Parks Spree For All set to begin May 1
04-18-16 Beacon Journal: New cross-country course to get parking, restrooms
04-17-16 Beacon Journal: District wants to restore camping at Nimisila
04-17-16 Beacon Journal: More than 300 people enjoy day at Summit Lake

03-21-16 Twinsburg Bulletin: Metro Parks official explains how to cope with coyotes
03-10-16 Plain Dealer: Gorge Dam could be removed in 2019
03-10-16 Beacon Journal: Gorge Dam removal moving forward
03-10-16 West Side Leader: Wadsworth Shelter to be razed, replaced


News Releases

05-20-16 New-look Overlook Trail reopens Saturday
05-19-16 Special board meeting May 23
05-17-16 Enjoy June concerts in the Metro Parks
05-17-16 Mountain Bike Area opens in Hampton Hills
05-17-16 Park district announces promotions to crew leader position
05-17-16 Running Spree races toward second year
05-10-16 Lake swimming begins May 28 in two Metro Parks
05-10-16 Learn about the return of the 17-year cicadas
05-10-16 Memorial Day hours for centers, park offices
05-10-16 Park district announces management promotions, new hire
05-10-16 Section of Bike & Hike Trail closes in Stow
05-04-16 Celebrate World Turtle Day with Summit Metro Parks
05-04-16 Goodyear's Alder Pond restocked after more than a decade
05-04-16 Park closed Sunday morning for 5K
05-03-16 Towpath reopens in Akron after arson destroys bridge

04-26-16 Board of Park Commissioners meets May 10
04-19-16 Flowers, ferns and fungi in your Metro Parks
04-19-16 Nature Realm gift shop offers discount in May
04-19-16 Special needs trout derby planned in May
04-19-16 Akron towpath bridge fire intentionally set; trail closed
04-12-16 Hattie's takes over vending during swim season
04-12-16 Peak viewing for Daffodil Trail in Furnace Run
04-12-16 Registration deadline nears for Mother's Day 5K
04-12-16 Spree on flat, easy trails returns for 13th year
04-05-16 Be safe, courteous on multipurpose trails
04-05-16 District recognizes employees for service
04-05-16 Visitors center closed April 19 for floor maintenance

03-30-16 Shady Hollow Pavilion fire ruled accidental
03-29-16 Board of Commissioners meets April 12
03-29-16 Firestone Friday birding is back
03-29-16 Kids can join 'Cub's Club' in Northern Summit County
03-21-16 Help native plants, pull garlic mustard mustard
03-21-16 Wildflower hikes in April
03-15-16 Nature Realm visitors center open for Spring Break
03-15-16 'School's Out Cookouts' in April
03-15-16 Summer camps in the Metro Parks
03-08-16 Swim passes go on sale April 1
03-02-16 Sand Run's Wadsworth Shelter slated for demolition









Did You Know?

Many beech trees are partially hollow and provide excellent den sites for squirrels, raccoons and opossums. Wood ducks often nest in the hollows of old sycamore trees.

Most female lightning bugs, members of the beetle family, cannot fly. They spend their entire lives on the ground.

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