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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 Community Engagement  Marketing Coordinator
330-865-8040 x215  330-865-8040 x207
neppink@summitmetroparks.org  lsmith@summitmetroparks.org


In the News

04-28-16 West Side Leader: Annual Metro Parks Spree For All set to begin May 1
04-18-16 Beacon Journal: New cross-country course to get parking, restrooms
04-17-16 Beacon Journal: District wants to restore camping at Nimisila
04-17-16 Beacon Journal: More than 300 people enjoy day at Summit Lake

03-21-16 Twinsburg Bulletin: Metro Parks official explains how to cope with coyotes
03-10-16 Plain Dealer: Gorge Dam could be removed in 2019
03-10-16 Beacon Journal: Gorge Dam removal moving forward
03-10-16 West Side Leader: Wadsworth Shelter to be razed, replaced

02-14-16 Beacon Journal: Couples learn 'Cupid's art' for Valentine's Day
02-07-16 Beacon Journal: SMP to install colorful new colorful trail signs
02-03-16 Cleveland.com: Eagle photographed over Liberty Park in Twinsburg

01-31-16 Stow Sentry: New SMP commissioner's plans involve kids, healthy activities
01-14-16 Next City: Akron planners ride the canal to downtown revitalization
01-07-16 Beacon Journal: SMP gets new commissioner, second re-appointed


News Releases

04-26-16 Board of Park Commissioners meets May 10
04-19-16 Flowers, ferns and fungi in your Metro Parks
04-19-16 Nature Realm gift shop offers discount in May
04-19-16 Special needs trout derby planned in May
04-19-16 Akron towpath bridge fire intentionally set; trail closed
04-12-16 Hattie's takes over vending during swim season
04-12-16 Peak viewing for Daffodil Trail in Furnace Run
04-12-16 Registration deadline nears for Mother's Day 5K
04-12-16 Spree on flat, easy trails returns for 13th year
04-05-16 Be safe, courteous on multipurpose trails
04-05-16 District recognizes employees for service
04-05-16 Visitors center closed April 19 for floor maintenance

03-30-16 Shady Hollow Pavilion fire ruled accidental
03-29-16 Board of Commissioners meets April 12
03-29-16 Firestone Friday birding is back
03-29-16 Kids can join 'Cub's Club' in Northern Summit County
03-21-16 Help native plants, pull garlic mustard mustard
03-21-16 Wildflower hikes in April
03-15-16 Nature Realm visitors center open for Spring Break
03-15-16 'School's Out Cookouts' in April
03-15-16 Summer camps in the Metro Parks
03-08-16 Swim passes go on sale April 1
03-02-16 Sand Run's Wadsworth Shelter slated for demolition

02-23-16 Board of Park Commissioners meets March 8
02-23-16 Witness annual amphibian journey in Sand Run Metro Park
02-16-16 Birding programs take flight in March
02-16-16 Go from 'Couch to 5K' in just 10 weeks
02-16-16 Hiking shield assistance available in March
02-11-16 District polls public for strategic planning
02-09-16 Board of Park Commissioners meets February 22
02-09-16 Celebrate Mom at Mother's Day 5K
02-09-16 Nature Realm Visitors Center opens hour late February 25
02-05-16 Sand Run's Shady Hollow Pavilion a total loss following fire
02-02-16 Discover the 'Secret Adversary' at Firestone Metro Park
02-02-16 See 'Crystal Palace' at historic Gorge Metro Park

01-26-16 Board of Park Commissioners meets February 9
01-26-16 'Love is in the Air' this February
01-19-16 February is for the birds
01-19-16 Groundhog Day is fun in the Metro Parks
01-19-16 New planning chief is park user
01-12-16 Discover influential Metro Parks 'Family Tree'
01-12-16 Freedom Trail to include neighborhood connector
01-12-16 Overlook Trail, lot to close for improvements January 18
01-05-16 MLK Day hours for centers, park offices









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Woody Woodpecker was modeled after our largest woodpecker, the pileated.

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All animals are wards of the State of Ohio. With questions or concerns about wildlife, call the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, at 330-644-2293.

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