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Alerts

Updated August 20, 2014

For details, call the administrative offices 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday: 330-867-5511.
 


Multipurpose Trails

Bike & Hike Trail:
  • Through 08/31/14: Due to work conducted in Sagamore Hills by FirstEnergy and its contractors, the trail will be closed between Nesbitt Road and Merritt Drive. The 34-mile Bike & Hike Trail travels southeast from Sagamore Hills to Munroe Falls and Stow on land owned by FirstEnergy. For more information, contact 1-866-477-6552 or transmissionprojects@firstenergycorp.com.
  • 09/06/14: A fundraiser for the Akron Zoo will utilize the Bike & Hike, Freedom and Towpath trails. Non-event users should expect heavier traffic in the morning.
  • Through 10/31/14: Due to work conducted in Sagamore Hills by FirstEnergy and its contractors, the trail will be closed between Sagamore Road and Valley View Road through October. The 34-mile Bike & Hike Trail travels southeast from Sagamore Hills to Munroe Falls and Stow on land owned by FirstEnergy. For more information, contact 1-866-477-6552 or transmissionprojects@firstenergycorp.com.
  • Through 11/30/14: Removal of the vehicular Akron-Cleveland Road bridge in Boston Heights will force a short detour of the Bike & Hike Trail, slightly southeast of the SR 303 Trailhead. The trail is detoured with an at-grade crossing of Akron-Cleveland Road through November. At that time, a tunnel will be completed for trail users.
Freedom Trail:
  • 09/06/14: A fundraiser for the Akron Zoo will utilize the Bike & Hike, Freedom and Towpath trails. Non-event users should expect heavier traffic in the morning.
Towpath Trail:
  • Through 08/31/14: Construction is taking place between the Mustill Store and Memorial Parkway trailheads in Akron. The trail is completely closed weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • 09/06/14: A fundraiser for the Akron Zoo will utilize the Bike & Hike, Freedom and Towpath trails. Non-event users should expect heavier traffic in the morning.
  • Ongoing in '14: The City of Akron is expanding the community center at Summit Lake (380 W. Crosier St., Akron). The work will not impact or close the Towpath Trail, which runs behind the center on the east bank of the lake, but it has closed the parking lot closest to the trail and the center's basketball courts.

Parks

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm:
  • 08/11/14: The visitors center will remain partially closed as a contractor for Summit Metro Parks continues to remove dirt from the underground structure and waterproof the building. The 104-acre park, its trails and restrooms will remain open during the extended closure, and visitors may still call 330-865-8065 during regular center hours with questions about upcoming programs or local wildlife. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Firestone:
  • 08/20/14: In Firestone Metro Park, Redwing Trail is closed at the boardwalk due to high water.
  • Ongoing in '14: Visitors traveling to Firestone Metro Park will only be able to access the Tuscarawas Meadows (2620 Harrington Rd., Akron) and Little Turtle Pond (2400 Harrington Rd., Akron) entrances from the north, via Swartz Road off of South Main Street. Harrington Road will be closed at Warner Road, at the southeast corner of the 258-acre park, as a contractor for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources continues to renovate the dam on Harrington Road. The work will continue into 2014. Hiking trails, picnic areas and naturalist-led programs at Firestone Metro Park will not be affected.
Goodyear:
  • 10/11/14: A cross-country meet will bring 500 people to the park between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Visitors should expect more traffic than usual.
  • 10/12/14: Approximately 15 churches will use the park and its trails for an event. Visitors should expect significant traffic.
  • 10/18/14: A cross-country meet will bring 500 to 800 people to the park between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Visitors should expect more traffic than usual.
Hampton Hills:
  • 07/23/14: Spring Hollow Trail is open following repairs to areas damaged in the 5/12 storm. Adam Run Trail remains closed and will require realignment and major work, which is under way. The park district hopes to have the trail open by year's end.
Munroe Falls:
  • 08/30/14: Access to the Lake Area may be impacted by a skating event. Park visitors should expect more traffic than usual and rollerskaters on the parkway between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • 10/11, 11/08 & 12/06/14: Access to the Lake Area may be impacted by the "Ohio Outside Trail Series." Park visitors should expect more traffic than usual between 7 and 11 a.m.


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Did You Know?

Fish 'Antlers'
During mating season, many species of fish will develop tubercles - small, usually hard lumps - on their heads.

Who Ya Gonna Call?
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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