Summit Metro Parks Your Back Yard for 95 Years

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Your Back Yard for 95 Years

We conserve, sustainably manage and value natural resources for the health and enjoyment of our community, and inspire people to connect with nature through clean and safe parks.

Founded in 1921, Summit Metro Parks is the second oldest park district in Ohio. We manage 14,300 acres, including 16 parks, several conservation areas and more than 125 miles of trails, with 22.4 miles of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Annual attendance averages 5 million visits.

The park district is funded by a Summit County real-estate tax, approved by 75% in November 2013. The cost per $100,000 property valuation is $44.71.

2017-19 Strategic Plan

The park district initiated a strategic planning effort in the first quarter of 2016 with the intent of ensuring district improvement and effectiveness, and establishing a road map for operations through 2019. Process Summary | Stakeholder Feedback

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