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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

02-07-16 Beacon Journal: SMP to install colorful new colorful trail signs
02-03-16 Cleveland.com: Eagle photographed over Liberty Park in Twinsburg

01-31-16 Stow Sentry: New SMP commissioner's plans involve kids, healthy activities
01-14-16 Next City: Akron planners ride the canal to downtown revitalization
01-07-16 Beacon Journal: SMP gets new commissioner, second re-appointed

12-24-15 Beacon Journal: New Metro Parks director finds niche
12-21-15 Beacon Journal: Christmas Bird Count at the Nature Realm
12-08-15 Beacon Journal: Improvements coming to Overlook in Cascade Valley

11-19-15 Leader Publications: Turkeys a regular sight in SMP
11-10-15 Hudson Hub: Turkeys a regular sight in SMP

10-07-15 Cleveland.com: Best fall views, hikes in the Metro Parks

09-30-15 Twinsburg Bulletin: Monarchs resting their wings at Liberty Park
09-22-15 Crain's: "Executive Session" with Lisa King
09-10-15 West Side Leader: King named executive director
09-08-15 Beacon Journal: Commissioners greet new executive director
09-06-15 Beacon Journal: Nimisila visitors want campsite open
09-05-15 Beacon Journal: Bob Dyer: Beware of bicycling texters
09-03-15 Nordonia News Leader: New executive director selected
09-03-15 Crain's Cleveland Business: King chosen for director's role
09-02-15 Beacon Journal: King selected as new executive director


News Releases

02-09-16 Board of Park Commissioners meets February 22
02-09-16 Celebrate Mom at Mother's Day 5K
02-09-16 Nature Realm Visitors Center opens hour late February 25
02-05-16 Sand Run's Shady Hollow Pavilion a total loss following fire
02-02-16 Discover the 'Secret Adversary' at Firestone Metro Park
02-02-16 See 'Crystal Palace' at historic Gorge Metro Park

01-26-16 Board of Park Commissioners meets February 9
01-26-16 'Love is in the Air' this February
01-19-16 February is for the birds
01-19-16 Groundhog Day is fun in the Metro Parks
01-19-16 New planning chief is park user
01-12-16 Discover influential Metro Parks 'Family Tree'
01-12-16 Freedom Trail to include neighborhood connector
01-12-16 Overlook Trail, lot to close for improvements January 18
01-05-16 MLK Day hours for centers, park offices

12-21-15 Board of Park Commissioners meets January 5
12-14-15 'Recycle' your Christmas tree in the Metro Parks
12-14-15 We don't close in winter! SMP open year-round
12-07-15 Holiday hours for centers, park offices
12-07-15 'School's Out Cookouts' provide winter fun
12-01-15 Kids can find adventure at winter day camps
12-01-15 Nature Realm visitors center closed December 15
12-01-15 Tuba group performs holiday songs December 15

11-24-15 Board of Park Commissioners meets December 8
11-24-15 Don't hibernate; enjoy sledding, skating and more
11-24-15 Highbridge Trail closed until December 4
11-24-15 Nature Realm visitors center closed December 8
11-17-15 Birding programs heat up as temperatures drop
11-17-15 Park visitors craft holiday fun in December
11-09-15 Thanksgiving hours for centers, park offices
11-09-15 Turkeys a regular sight in the Metro Parks
11-02-15 Section of Bike & Hike Trail closes in northern Summit Co.
11-02-15 Fall Hiking Spree continues through November







Did You Know?

Gray Squirrels
Ah-ji-duh-mo is the Chippewa word for gray squirrel. It means "tail in the air."

Clean Creek
The cleanest tributary to the Cuyahoga River, Yellow Creek, runs through O'Neil Woods Metro Park.

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