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Nature Center & Twinsburg Ledges
9999 Liberty Rd., Twinsburg 44087

Pond Brook Conservation Area
3973 E. Aurora Rd.
Twinsburg 44087

Park Hours:
6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Nature Center
: 330-487-0493
Wed - Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun: Noon - 5 p.m.


Liberty Park
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Twinsburg Ledges Area: The paved, under-construction Bluebird Trail will follow a loop through a meadow, beginning near the nature center and the open-air shelter.





Pond Brook Conservation Area: The trail follows an old service road, where vehicles once traveled to and from oil wells, last used in 2003. Today, you'll walk between two large buttonbush swamps. The trail's namesake, the buttonbush, is a flowering shrub that grows in shallow water about one to two feet deep.





Twinsburg Ledges Area: Visitors pass by a unique system of sandstone ledges, into Glacier Cave and to a wetland before traveling back to the trailhead over a long boardwalk. The ledges are covered by a "living skin." Ferns, mosses and lichens grow here, and endangered bats and other species live in the area. For the protection of natural resources, please stay on the trail.

Maple Loop




Twinsburg Ledges Area: The flat, easy and paved Maple Loop Trail begins near the parking lot. It travels through the beech-maple woods and ends near the nature center. It is approved for wheelchairs, walkers, canes, strollers and users on foot.





Recreation Area: Sugarbush Trail loops through the city-run recreation area. The distance measured does not include the walk around the ballfield to the trailhead. For more information, please call the city of Twinsburg's Parks & Recreation Department at 330-963-8722.

Class  A=Multipurpose  B=Accessible*  C=Basic  D=Primitive**  E=Bridle

Rating  1=Easy  2=Moderate  3=Difficult

*Flat, easy trail or section with asphalt or crushed limestone surface that meets or exceeds ADA requirements.
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** Rugged and challenging with uneven surfaces and steep, narrow routes

History & Wildlife

Long before Liberty Park was formed, humans in prehistory camped here, drank the clean, cold springs and hunted game. Upon European settlement, trees were cleared for farming, but maples were spared for their sweet sap.

Today, the 3,000-acre Liberty Park harbors countless rare and endangered species, including Indiana bats, marsh wrens, ospreys and bald eagles. Other creatures seen here include beavers, long-tailed weasels, red-backed salamanders, wood frogs, painted turtles and numerous dragonflies and butterflies. Large trees exist on rock ledges and in wetlands within the conservation area, where fens and bogs are "protected" by poison sumac and swamp rose. In 2006, Liberty Park was designated as an Important Bird Area by the Audubon Society.

The park (the largest natural area managed by Summit Metro Parks) began as a result of a unique partnership between the City of Twinsburg and the park district. More than a decade before the nature center opened, Twinsburg residents passed a bond measure to purchase the Twinsburg Ledges Area. The city's intent was for the park district to manage the property. In 2014, Summit Metro Parks entered into another agreement, this time with the Ohio Division of Natural Resources, Ohio State Parks, to manage Tinkers Creek State Park and Tinkers Creek State Nature Preserve. The State properties are contiguous with Liberty Park's Pond Brook Conservation Area.


The Liberty Park Nature Center is managed by Summit Metro Parks. The nearby shelter is an outdoor classroom and is not reservable. When not in use, small groups may use a maximum of two tables. Other facilities in Liberty Park may be reserved by calling the City of Twinsburg at 330-963-8722, or Summit Metro Parks at 330-867-5511.

The 100-acre recreation area is managed by the City of Twinsburg. It includes four ball fields, two soccer fields, a playground, a 0.5-acre dog park and an open-air picnic shelter. The shelter in that area is available on a first-come, first-served basis.



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