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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

January
01-29-15 West Side Leader: Cardboard Classic offers outdoor fun
01-26-15 Beacon Journal: Nature Realm celebrates 50 years
01-22-15 West Side Leader: Nature Realm turning 50
01-05-15 Twinsburg Bulletin: Liberty Park Nature Center opens this spring

December
12-22-14 Beacon Journal: Monkshood numbers drop, but plants are healthier
12-11-14 Beacon Journal: District studying addition to Akron headquarters

November
11-27-14 WCPN: Turkeys repopulate state, Metro Parks
11-16-14 Beacon Journal: Hydro project wins fed approval; SMP against it
11-10-14 Cleveland.com: Turkeys repopulate Summit Metro Parks
11-09-14 Beacon Journal: Towpath likely moved in Akron in 2015
11-02-14 Beacon Journal: Mountain bike trail update from Hampton Hills
11-02-14 Beacon Journal: Teaching immigrants about fishing, health impacts

October
10-22-14 Akron Beacon Journal: Improvements to Cascade's Overlook
10-05-14 Stow Sentry: New Bike & Hike trailhead planned
10-04-14 Akron Beacon Journal: Hiking spree ends with marriage proposal
10-03-14 Akron Beacon Journal: Woman reunited with father's ashes
10-02-14 Akron News Now: Lost vial of ashes found, returned
10-02-14 WJW Fox 8: Social media reunites woman with father's ashes
10-02-14 WEWS Channel 5: Owner of keychain vial of ashes found
10-02-14 WOIO Channel 19: Social media reunites owner with special vial
10-02-14 Akron Beacon Journal: Vial with ashes found in Sand Run
10-02-14 WEWS Channel 5: Spotted turtles found in Summit County
10-02-14 Akron Beacon Journal: Additional spotted turtles found in Summit

  

News Releases

January
01-28-15 Board of Park Commissioners meets February 17
01-27-15 Crystal Palace reigns in Gorge Metro Park
01-27-15 Discover bobcats at Kinderealm in February
01-27-15 District's 2014 visitation tops 5 million
01-27-15 Valentine's Day for singles, 'odd couples'
01-20-15 Groundhog Day comes early in the Metro Parks
01-13-15 Author explains history of CCC in Virginia Kendall Park
01-13-15 Naturalists offer winter tree I.D. lessons
01-07-15 Work closes section of Bike & Hike Trail
01-07-15 Board of Park Commissioners meets January 20
01-07-15 Celebrate 50 years of memories at the Nature Realm
01-07-15 MLK Day hours for Nature Realm, park offices

December
12-16-14 Weasel your way to Kinderealm
12-09-14 Holiday hours for Nature Realm, park offices
12-09-14 School's Out Cookouts provide winter fun
12-09-14 Turn your Christmas tree into mulch
12-02-14 'Tis the season for ugly sweaters

November
11-25-14 Cardinals brighten winter days in Ohio
11-25-14 Participate in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count
11-25-14 Winter sports include sledding, skating, skiing, fishing
11-18-14 Board of Park Commissioners meets December 9
11-18-14 Visitors center closed December 2
11-12-14 Straw bales to insulate Nature Realm roof for winter
11-10-14 Thanksgiving hours for Nature Realm, park offices
11-10-14 Turkeys a regular sight in the Metro Parks
11-04-14 Akron section of Towpath Trail closes for 30 days
11-04-14 Fall Hiking Spree continues through November

October
10-30-14 Board of Park Commissioners meets November 12
10-28-14 Board creates cafe task force
10-28-14 Children learn about nature through song
10-28-14 Towpath Trail resurfaced in New Franklin and Clinton
10-28-14 Veterans Day hours for Nature Realm, park offices
10-22-14 Area in Nature Realm closed Monday morning for training
10-22-14 Assistance for spree hikers Saturdays in November
10-22-14 Discount available for visitor appreciation weekend
10-22-14 November is for the birds
10-14-14 Bats need a 'treat' as fungus tricks, kills species
10-14-14 Come see nature in disguise on Halloween
10-10-14 Board of Park Commissioners meets October 21
10-07-14 Columbus Day hours for Nature Realm, park offices
10-07-14 Five-mile section of Towpath Trail closes next week
10-06-14 Section of Bike & Hike Trail closes this week

 

 

 

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Did You Know?

Spidey Sense
Hummingbirds use spider silk to construct their nests.

ABC's
The Bike & Hike Trail follows the course of the old Akron, Bedford & Cleveland (ABC) Railroad.


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