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Alerts

Updated April 20, 2015

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 4/17: Due to transmission line work conducted by FirstEnergy and its contractors, the Bike & Hike Trail could remain closed in Sagamore Hills through Friday, 4/17 between Holzhauer and South Boyden roads. 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:
  • 04-20-15: The trail will be closed at Ley Drive 4/21 & 4/22 as a contractor completes boardwalk construction.
  • 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.


PARKS

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm:
  • 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 May 2014 storm. It requires realignment and major work, now in progress. The park district will make an announcement when the trail is open.
Liberty Park:
  • 05/21/15: The new Liberty Park Nature Center will open following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.
Wood Hollow:
  • 05/19/15: The new park in Hudson will open following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.


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Did You Know?

Surprising Salamanders
Salamanders are amphibians, which usually lay eggs in bodies of water. But one of our most common species, the red-backed salamander, is completely terrestrial. It lays its eggs on land.

The War of 1812
A high ridge above the Wadsworth Area in Sand Run Metro Park was a lookout point for General Elijah Wadsworth, who made his camp near the present-day Old Portage Area during the War of 1812.


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