Left Fade
Leaf Top
Metro Parks We're Your Back Yard
Facebook Instagram Pinterest twitter You Tube Text Minus Text Default Text Plus Contact Us Site Search Go Button
yellow bar Inside Metro Parks



Updated December 1, 2015

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


Throughout the park district, outdoor drinking fountains will be turned off until spring beginning November 3, 2015.

Bike & Hike Trail
  • 08/28/15: The trail and parking lot at 968 Springdale Rd., Stow, are open, but road construction continues in the area to add bike lanes. For information, call the City of Stow Engineering Department at 330-689-2719. 
  • 10/30/15: Contractors are working to relocate and/or repair gas lines in two locations of the Bike & Hike Trail. Crews will relocate a gas line near the trail between Norton Rd. and Sowul Blvd. Additionally, the contractor will drop off equipment in the SR 303 parking lot for gas line repairs near the trail between State Route 303 lot and Boston Mills Rd. In both locations, the trail will remain open during the work.
Towpath Trail
  • 09/30/15: Until further notice, the City of Akron will be working on a sanitary manhole near the Towpath Trail, just south of Memorial Parkway. The trail will remain open, but there may be brief closures while construction vehicles travel on the trail to access the site.


Throughout the park district, outdoor drinking fountains will be turned off until spring beginning November 3, 2015.

Cascade Valley Metro Park:
  • Ongoing: The City of Akron is repairing a sanitary sewer line in the Chuckery Area. Trails and the entrance drive will remain open, but construction traffic may occassionaly be on the road and have to cross the Chuckery Trail. There may be a short trail detour around the work area.
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm:
  • 12/08/15: The visitors center will be closed due to an all-staff gathering.
  • 12/15/15: The visitors center will be closed for scheduled floor maintenance.
Gorge Metro Park:
  • 11/24 - 12/04/15: Highbridge Trail will be closed for tree work.
Hampton Hills:
  • 12/01/15: The Top O' the World Area is closed for the season. It will open in spring '16.
Munroe Falls Metro Park:
  • 12/01/15: The lake has been lowered for the season. Boating will not be possible until spring.
  • 12/05/15: A trail run is planned for the Lake Area and Indian Spring Trail. Morning visitors can expect more traffic than usual.


Did You Know?

Focused Fires
Metro Parks uses prescribed burning (and mowing) to maintain open fields and small patches of prairie.

O'Neil Offer
Much of O'Neil Woods Metro Park was donated in 1972 by the O'Neil family, of General Tire fame.

Right Fade

Leaves and Chipmunk
Metro Parks Contact Info -  975 Treaty Line Road Akron, OH 44313 330-867-5511
Shadow Bottom Curve Footer
Copyright | Summit Metro Parks | Privacy Policy | Purchasing Terms & Conditions