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Updated March 30, 2015

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



  • Until Spring '15: Outdoor drinking fountains have been turned off for the season.
Bike & Hike Trail
  • Through March 31, 2015: Due to transmission line work conducted in Sagamore Hills and Macedonia by FirstEnergy and its contractors, sections of the Bike & Hike Trail will be closed as follows: A) From Nesbitt Road to South Boyden Road, through March 31. B) From Nesbitt Road to Holzhauer Road, March 6 to March 31. The closures are aimed at ensuring public safety while the construction work is ongoing. Additional closures will take place through spring. For more information, call the project hotline at 1-866-477-6552 or email transmissionprojects@firstenergycorp.com.
Freedom Trail:
  • Until Further Notice: Phase II of the Trail, between Southwest Avenue in Tallmadge and Eastwood Avenue in Akron, is not yet open to the public.
Towpath Trail:
  • 03-23-15: The section of the trail from Botzum south to Weathervane Lane in the Merriman Valley is very wet and muddy, but it is passable.



  • Until Spring '15: Outdoor drinking fountains have been turned off for the season.
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm:
  • 04/06/15: The visitors center is closed most Mondays, but it will welcome visitors April 6, when Akron Public Schools students are on spring break.
  • 04/21/15: The visitors center will be closed Tuesday, 4/21, for seasonal cleaning and sealing of the recycled-content floor.
Goodyear Heights:
  • 01/05/15: The Eastwood Avenue restrooms are closed for repairs.
Hampton Hills:
  • Ongoing: Adam Run Trail remains closed following a 5/12/14 storm. It requires realignment and major work, now in progress. The park district will make an announcement when the trail is open.
  • Until Spring '15: The Top O' The World Area is closed for the season.


Did You Know?

Slippery Sticks
Slippery elm trees are named for their inner bark, which is moist and slippery. American Indians used the bark to reduce swelling and take the venom out of a bite or sting. It is still used today to make throat lozenges.

Constant Chewer
Beavers have lips behind their teeth, so they can gnaw on trees underwater with their mouths shut.

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