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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/Communications Specialist
330-865-8040 x215  330-865-8040 x207
neppink@summitmetroparks.org  lsmith@summitmetroparks.org


In the News

Beacon Journal: Shy to retire after 33 years with Summit Metro Parks

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 outdoor 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

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 during Akron Schools' break
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 district's 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 Metro Park
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

01-28-15 Board of Park Commissioners meets February 17
01-27-15 Crystal Palace reigns in Gorge Metro Park
01-27-15 Discover bobcats at Kinderealm in February
01-27-15 District's 2014 visitation tops 5 million
01-27-15 Valentine's Day for singles, 'odd couples'
01-20-15 Groundhog Day comes early in the Metro Parks
01-13-15 Author explains history of CCC in Virginia Kendall Park
01-13-15 Naturalists offer winter tree I.D. lessons
01-07-15 Work closes section of Bike & Hike Trail
01-07-15 Board of Park Commissioners meets January 20
01-07-15 Celebrate 50 years of memories at the Nature Realm
01-07-15 MLK Day hours for Nature Realm, park offices




Did You Know?

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

The Mustill Store
Built between 1825 and 1850, the Mustill Store is one of the oldest structures in Akron. It served the local community and people traveling the Ohio & Erie Canal.

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