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In the News | News Releases

For news and information about Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, please contact the park district's Marketing & Communications department:

Nathan Eppink  
Chief of Marketing & Communications  
330-865-8040 x215  
neppink@summitmetroparks.org  

 


In the News

April
04-16-14 WEWS Channel 5: Video reminds pet owners to "bag the doo-doo"
04-16-14 Ohio.com: Video reminds pet owners to "bag the doo-doo"
04-15-14: Akron Beacon Journal: Another questing season begins
04-10-14 Twinsburg Bulletin: District breaks ground on nature center
04-10-14 Plain Dealer: District buidling new nature center in Twinsburg

March
03-21-14 Akron Beacon Journal: Bears, cliffs and more planned for nature center
03-19-14 Akron Beacon Journal: Cross-country course planned for Silver Creek
03-13-14 Akron Beacon Journal: Project reshapes another mile of Pond Brook
03-08-14 Metro Parks had 5.3 million visits in 2013
03-04-14 Nordonia News Leader: District plans name change to Summit Metro Parks
03-04-14 Akron Beacon Journal: Akron has 10th snowiest winter; great winter sports

February
02-21-14 Akron Beacon Journal: All in spite of a name (editorial)
02-20-14 Akron Beacon Journal:'Bad' name parked for good (editorial)
02-19-14 New name approved for Metro Parks, Serving Summit County
02-04-14 Nordonia News-Leader: District seeks grant to buy schools' property

January
01-31-14 Akron Beacon Journal: District seeks grants for land in 2 communities
01-22-14 Nordonia News-Leader: FirstEnergy closes part of trail
01-18-14 Akron Beacon Journal: Bond named Metro Parks commissioner
01-16-14 Twinsburg Bulletin: Stream restoration limits access to Liberty Park
01-05-13 Akron Beacon Journal: District seeks conservation bank for bats


News Releases

April
04-17-14 Peak viewing for daffodils in Furnace Run Metro Park
04-15-14 Animated video reminds pet owners to "bag the doo-doo"
04-15-14 Advance registration deadline nears for Mother's Day 5K
04-15-14 May trout derby for visitors with special needs
04-11-14 Towpath Trail closes for repairs south of Akron
04-08-14 Park district breaks ground on Liberty Park Nature Center in Twinsburg
04-04-14 Board of Park Commissioners meets April 15
04-01-14 Be safe, courteous on multipurpose trails

March
03-25-14 Wildflowers 'wake up' in April
03-18-14 Programs highlight birds' spring activities
03-18-14 Young visitors learn about the sun and moon
03-10-14 Board of Park Commissioners meets March 18
03-10-14 Swim season passes on sale April 1
03-10-14 Volunteers needed to help battle invasive garlic mustard
03-10-14 3rd annual Mother's Day 5K is May 11

February
02-25-14 Salamanders spring into action
02-25-14 Visitors center opens 2 hours late March 11
02-18-14 Discover Nature Realm's acres of history
02-18-14 Overlooked amphibians step into spotlight
02-13-14 Spring birding programs take flight
02-07-14 Board of Park Commissioners meets February 18
02-07-14 Park district recruiting volunteers

January
01-28-14 'Chickadee Sunday' offers hands-on opportunity
01-28-14 Nature Realm visitors center open Presidents Day
01-21-14 Icicles transform Gorge into 'Crystal Palace'
01-21-14 Woodchuck weatherman in the spotlight February 1
01-17-14 Board of Park Commissioners meets January 30
01-15-14 Stream restoration limits park access in Twinsburg
01-14-14 Discover link between senses and survival
01-07-14 Hikes highlight bald eagle comeback
01-07-14 Volunteers needed for amphibian calling surveys



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Did You Know?

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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Male leopard frogs have a unique vocalization that sounds like a person snoring.




















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