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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

05-28-15 West Side Leader: Shy shares credit for park district successes
05-28-15 West Side Leader: Summit Metro Parks debuts new Running Spree
05-20-15 WOIO Channel 19: Summit County installs bike repair stations
05-19-15 New nature center in Twinsburg's Liberty Park
05-19-15 Summit Metro Parks dedicates its first park in Hudson
05-11-15 Beacon Journal: Record-setting turnout for Mother's Day 5K
05-08-15 Beacon Journal: Quail looking for home in local parks
05-07-15 Hudson Hub: Mingo reroute complete in Sand Run

04-30-15 West Side Leader: Spree For All kicks off May 1
04-30-15 West Side Leader: Commissioners hear ideas for cafe
04-28-15 Beacon Journal: Task force offers in-park cafes, food truck suggestions
04-28-15 Beacon Journal: Metro Parks, Akron Marathon team up for new spree
04-14-15 Hudson Hub: Be safe, courteous on multipurpose trails
04-10-15 Beacon Journal: District names interim director
04-10-15 Hudson Hub: District names interim director

03-31-15 Nordonia News Leader: Plan links Summit to 4 states
03-11-15 Beacon Journal: Shy to retire after 33 years

02-20-15 Akron Legal News: Court turns Valentine's Day into wedding docket
02-14-15 Beacon Journal: Planners want towpath to link to 5-state trail system

01-30-15 WJW Fox 8: Groundhog Day is coming
01-29-15 West Side Leader: 'Cardboard Classic' offers 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 opening this spring


News Releases

05-28-15 Board of Park Commissioners meets June 9
05-28-15 Open house weekend planned at new nature center
05-26-15 Free lake swimming offered June 13 in two Metro Parks
05-18-15 Bike repair stations keep cyclists riding
05-18-15 Enjoy FREE performances at Goodyear Heights Metro Park
05-18-15 Summer camps in the Metro Parks
05-18-15 Volunteer Ensemble performs four shows in June
05-12-15 Adam Run Trail in Akron open following repairs
05-12-15 Hampton Hills archery range closed May 30
05-12-15 Lake swimming begins May 23 in two Metro Parks
05-12-15 Memorial Day hours for Nature Realm, park offices
05-06-15 Akron/Summit CVB names Cannon 'Outstanding Volunteer'
05-06-15 Park closed Sunday morning for 5K
05-05-15 Mingo Trail reroute complete in Sand Run Metro Park
05-05-15 Public send-off for park leader is May 28

04-30-15 Board of Park Commissioners meets May 12
04-30-15 Board seeks district's first executive director
04-28-15 Metro Parks, Akron Marathon team up for brand-new Running Spree
04-28-15 Nature Realm Gift Shop offers discounts in May
04-28-15 'Random Acts of Music' concert series returns in May
04-28-15 Transmission line work nears completion along district's Bike & Hike Trail
04-21-15 Advance registration deadline nears for Mother's Day 5K
04-16-15 Board of Park Commissioners meets April 28
04-16-15 Peak viewing for daffodils in Furnace Run
04-14-15 Annual series on flat, easy trails includes new path
04-14-15 Liberty Park Nature Center opens in Twinsburg May 21
04-14-15 Volunteers needed to battle invasive garlic mustard
04-10-15 Board names interim director
04-07-15 District opens 15th park, its first in Hudson
04-07-15 Be safe, courteous on multipurpose trails
04-02-15 Bike & Hike Trail closure extended in Sagamore Hills
04-02-15 Special board meeting April 9

03-30-15 Discover nesting birds at 'Heron Watch' program
03-30-15 'Firestone Friday' birding is back
03-30-15 Visitors center closed April 21 for floor maintenance
03-24-15 Kids can fish for prizes and fun at Trout Derby
03-24-15 Visitors Center open April 6
03-24-15 What do bees bring to the table?
03-17-15 Discover 'Symbols of March'
03-17-15 Last shield assistance for spree hikers in March
03-10-15 Shy retiring after 17 years as director-secretary
03-09-15 Mother's Day 5K returns for fourth year
03-09-15 Summer camps in the Metro Parks
03-09-15 Summit Metro Parks launches blog
03-09-15 Swim passes on sale April 1
03-03-15 "The Great Globe Itself" comes to the Metro Parks
03-03-15 Witness the return of herons to the Cuyahoga Valley 





Did You Know?

Toad Toxin
When disturbed, American toads produce a toxin that can sicken pets and children.

Sugar maple seeds, which can be seen falling like helicopters beginning in September, are called double samaras.

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