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Alerts

Updated February 24, 2015

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


MULTIPURPOSE TRAILS

District-wide:

  • Until Spring '15: Outdoor drinking fountains have been turned off for the season.
Bike & Hike Trail
  • 02-16-15: The Bike & Hike Trail will be closed in Stow, between Steels Corners Road and Hudson Drive, for culvert repairs. Weather permitting, the work is expected to last about two weeks.
  • 01-07-15: Due to transmission line work conducted in Sagamore Hills and Macedonia by FirstEnergy and its contractors, the Bike & Hike Trail will be closed from Nesbitt Road to South Boyden Road through February. The closures are aimed at ensuring public safety while the construction work is ongoing. For more information, call the project hotline at 1-866-477-6552 or email transmissionprojects@firstenergycorp.com

    The trail remains closed from Valley View Road north to Sagamore Road due to transmission line-related work. That closure will remain in effect through the end of January.

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.


PARKS

District-wide:

  • Until Spring '15: Outdoor drinking fountains have been turned off for the season.
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm:
  • 03/17/15: The visitors center will open two hours late – at noon, not 10 a.m. – due to an all-staff morning meeting at another park.
Goodyear Heights:
  • 01/05/15: The Eastwood Avenue restrooms are closed for repairs.
Gorge:
  • 12/10/14: Highbridge Trail is open, but muddy. It was closed following storm damage suffered 11/24. Some trail work is still necessary.
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.
Munroe Falls:
  • 01/12/15: With wintry conditions this season, the parkway in the Lake Area will be closed along the south side of the lake. Visitors who wish to hike Indian Spring Trail will need to park in the lot near Maple Beach Shelter, and then walk to the trailhead.
Silver Creek:
  • Week of 02/23/15: A section of the 4.5-mile Bridle Trail may be closed intermittently while work to improve wildlife habitat is in progress. Crews will work to retain the early growth stage desired by many species and will treat and remove invasive species. Work will begin the week of February 23, and is expected to take about one week to complete. The trail will reopen each evening, and on weekends.


     





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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.

Itty-Bitty Bat
The eastern pipistrelle is the smallest bat species in Ohio. When in flight, it can be confused with a large moth.


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