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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 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

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


News Releases

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

10-28-15 Foundation trustees meet November 13 in Sand Run
10-26-15 Board of Park Commissioners meets November 10
10-26-15 Veterans Day hours for centers, park offices
10-20-15 Discount available for Visitor Appreciation Weekend
10-20-15 Hiking spree for dogs in November
10-20-15 November is for the birds
10-13-15 Spree hikers get assistance in November

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





Did You Know?

Wormy Wood
American chestnut used to be one of the dominate species in our forests. In the early 1900s, a fungus nearly wiped out the species. Lumber, called wormy chestnut, was harvested from those dying trees.

Creative Commissioner
Inventor Waldo Semon, a Metro Parks commissioner from 1955 to 1969, created vinyl. One of our conservation areas is named for him.

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