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In the News | News Releases

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

09-07-14 Akron Beacon Journal: Probate judge names two commissioners
09-03-14 Akron Beacon Journal: Metro Parks to the rescue 

08-21-14 Akron Beacon Journal: Plans taking shape for CC course
08-21-14 Twinsburg Bulletin: District to manage Tinkers Creek
08-20-14 Akron Beacon Journal: District to manage Tinkers Creek
08-15-14 Hudson Hub: Hudson resident hired by Metro Parks
08-11-14 Akron Beacon Journal: Nature Realm roof repairs
08-08-14 Plain Dealer: Springfield Bog has plenty of birds


News Releases

09-16-14 Enjoy free fall events for families
09-16-14 Helping hand available to spree hikers
09-16-14 Seeking volunteers for Nature Realm gift shop, info desk
09-12-14 Work closes section of Bike & Hike Trail next week
09-11-14 Board of Park Commissioners meets September 23
09-09-14 Sand Run Parkway, Towpath Trail closed for Marathon
09-09-14 Volunteer group seeks drummer, French horn player
09-02-14 Video introduces Belle, a bike bell who shares trail advice

08-26-14 Labor Day hours for Nature Realm, park offices
08-26-14 Metro Parks offers non-competitive running series
08-19-14 District partners with State Parks on management agreement
08-19-14 Freedom Trail plans open to public comment
08-19-14 Discover the bats of the Metro Parks
08-19-14 51st Fall Hiking Spree is September 1 to November 30
08-14-14 Special meeting set for possible expansion of park board
08-13-14 August board meeting moved to Sand Run
08-12-14 Auction includes park vehicles, tools and more
08-11-14 Nature Realm visitors center remains partially closed
08-08-14 Board of Park Commissioners meets August 19
08-04-14 Sections of Bike & Hike Trail closed in Sagamore Hills
08-04-14 Nature Realm visitors center to remain closed



Did You Know?

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

The Olmsted Brothers
Celebrated landscape architects John C. and Frederick (Jr.) Olmsted created the first countywide master plan for Metro Parks in 1925.

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