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Firestone Metro Park

Firestone

Metro Park
Facebook Photo: Birds at Firestone Metro Park

Park Areas

Coventry Oaks Area

Address 40 Axline Ave.
Akron, OH 44319

Hours Mon-Fri: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Little Turtle Pond

Address 2400 Harrington Rd.
Akron, OH 44319

Hours Mon-Fri: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Sled Hill Drop-off

Address 55 E. Warner Rd.
Akron, OH 44319

Hours Mon-Fri: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Tuscarawas Meadows Area

Address 2620 Harrington Rd.
Akron, 44319

Hours Mon-Fri: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Trail Icon Trail Name Miles Class Rating Description
Redwing Trail Redwing Trail 1.1 C 1 The loop off of the Willow Trail shares peaceful views of the Tuscarawas River and goes over a wetland on a wooden boardwalk.
Willow Trail Willow Trail 1.6 C 1 Willow Trail loops past an ancient sand hill left behind a pre-glacial sea, Little Turtle Pond, where young anglers 15 and under can fish, wetlands, the Cuyahoga River and the Tuscarawas Race. This trail is a favorite for birdwatchers and plant enthusiasts.

Warner Road Area

Address 200 E. Warner Rd.
Akron, 44319

Hours Mon-Fri: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Trail Icon Trail Name Miles Class Rating Description
Walking Course Walking Course 0.9 C 1 The easy walking course from Warner Road to Coventry Oaks Lodge is a favorite among seniors and young families. It passes the Tuscarawas Race and the sled hill area where the trail may be wet but is a wildlife bonanza.

Classes: A = Multipurpose  |  B = Accessible*  |  C = Basic  |  D = Primitive**  |  E = Bridle

Ratings: 1 = Easy  |  2 = Moderate  |  3 = Difficult

* Flat, easy trail or section with asphalt or crushed limestone surface.

See our  Spree For All page for more information about accessible trails.

** Rugged and challenging with uneven surfaces and steep, narrow routes

Park Map

Firestone Map

History & Wildlife

A gift of 89 acres from the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in 1949 began acquisitions of nearby land parcels that expanded the park to 258 acres along the floodplain of the Tuscarawas River. Dairy cows once grazed the hillsides, and coal was transported on a railroad bed along the Tuscarawas Race that channeled water to the Ohio & Erie Canal. In 1956, a dam was constructed to create a reservoir for industrial water.

Large wetlands and marshy meadows provide critical habitat for fish, crayfish, frogs, turtles and birds. More than 175 bird species have been sighted in Firestone Metro Park, including various types of wrens, thrushes, warblers, woodpeckers, herons and ducks. A number of different raptors – including bald eagles and osprey – have been spotted. Dragonflies, damselflies, foxes, coyotes, raccoons, skunks, rabbits, mice, voles and moles, along with many beautiful summer and fall wildflowers reside here.

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A note to visitors: Poison sumac is found in some wet areas of Firestone Metro Park. This small tree/shrub contains a powerful skin irritant, similar to that of poison ivy. To avoid it, stay on designated trails.

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Activities
  • Take a hike or enjoy the view
Amenities
  • Pet-friendly
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restroom
  • Lodge
Activities
  • Fishing
Amenities
  • Pet-friendly
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restroom
Activities
  • Sledding
Amenities
  • There are no specific amenities at this location
Activities
  • Cross-country Skiing
Amenities
  • Pet-friendly
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restroom
  • Shelter
Activities
  • Take a hike or enjoy the view
Amenities
  • Pet-friendly
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restroom