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


In the News

10-07-15 Northeast Ohio Media: Fall colors in Summit County: best views, hikes in Metro Parks

09-30-15 Twinsburg Bulletin: Monarch butterflies 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

08-27-15 West Side Leader: Hiking Spree begins with Aug 30 preview
08-06-15 West Side Leader: Director candidates available at open house

07-31-15 Beacon Journal: District hosts open house for director finalists
07-18-15 Beacon Journal: Boston Heights opens bridge; trail reopens
07-14-15 Beacon Journal: Akron passes resolution opposing fracking bill
07-14-15 Suburbanite: District takes over Nimisila Reservoir
07-13-15 Beacon Journal: Courtney Park was district's first land
07-09-15 West Side Leader: Summer Biking Spree underway
07-03-15 Beacon Journal: District gets help building mountain bike trails
07-02-15 WKSU: Nimisila added to Summit's park system
07-02-15 Beacon Journal: District now manages Nimisila, its 16th park

06-25-15 Beacon Journal: Summit County park group opposed to Ohio's HB8
06-17-15 Beacon Journal: Happy trails at Hampton Hills
06-12-15 Beacon Journal: Free straw bales, and more
06-10-15 Beacon Journal: Nature Realm roof; archery lottery; new trail crossing
06-06-15 Beacon Journal: Bear-filled mosaic tops weekend activities


News Releases

09-29-15 Dig up fun on Archaeology Day
09-29-15 Work underway on Nature Realm roof
09-29-15 Board of Park Commissioners meets October 13

09-22-15 Enjoy fall color in the Metro Parks
09-22-15 Helping hand available to spree hikers
09-15-15 Enjoy free fall events for families
09-15-15 Fungi programs fruitful in October
09-15-15 Liberty Park archery range closures in October
09-09-15 Hike with a naturalist, learn Nature Realm history
09-09-15 Sunset programs in Munroe Falls
09-02-15 Board of Park Commissioners selects executive director

08-25-15 Local man shares Appalachian Trail journey
08-21-15 Board of Park Commissioners meets September 8
08-18-15 Ensemble entertains with 'Random Acts' in September
08-18-15 Fall Hiking Spree begins September 1, includes new trail
08-18-15 Labor Day hours for centers, park offices
08-18-15 Winged programs take flight in September
08-13-15 Special board meeting August 17
08-10-15 Auction includes park vehicles, tools and more
08-04-15 Section of Bike & Hike Trail closes in Stow

07-31-15 Board of Park Commissioners meets August 11
07-28-15 Meet candidates to lead the park district
07-28-15 Discover moths at historic Glendale Cemetery
07-28-15 Ohio history comes to life in the Metro Parks
07-21-15 Foundation trustees meet July 30 in Sand Run
07-21-15 Astronomy programs shine in August
07-21-15 Free outdoor concerts offered in August
07-14-15 Sections of Bike & Hike Trail to close the week of July 27
07-14-15 Special board meetings held July 27, July 28 & August 13
07-14-15 Trail etiquette urged during biking spree
07-07-15 Board of Park Commissioners meets July 21
07-07-15 Summer camps in the Metro Parks
07-02-15 District adds 16th park with state deal for Nimisila Reservoir

06-30-15 Silver Creek archery range closures in July
06-15-15 District offers 3rd annual Summer Biking Spree
06-15-15 Earn Running Spree credit at group runs
06-15-15 Fourth of July hours for centers, offices
06-15-15 Special board meeting June 24
06-09-15 Free outdoor concerts offered in July
06-09-15 Freedom Trail crosswalk activated at Brittain Road in Akron
06-09-15 Lottery for bow hunting is July 24
06-09-15 Straw bales offered up for backyard gardening
06-02-15 Hampton Hills archery range closures in June 




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