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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

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

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 

02-24-15 Board of Park Commissioners meets March 10
02-24-15 Visitors center opens 2 hours late March 17
02-24-15 'Waterfowl Watch' programs in March
02-19-15 Special Board Meeting February 25
02-17-15 Amphibians make unique journey in Sand Run
02-17-15 Last shield assistance for spree hikers in March
02-13-15 Section of Bike & Hike Trail closes in Stow
02-10-15 Go from 'Couch to 5K' with Summit Metro Parks
02-05-15 Presidents Day hours for Nature Realm, park offices




Did You Know?

For the Birds
More than 175 bird species have been sighted in Firestone Metro Park.

Bird Feeders
Cooper's hawks will eat small birds, often hunting for them at your backyard feeder. (Hey, it is called a bird feeder.)

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