Summit Metro Parks Your Back Yard for 95 Years
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Nature Play

Build, hop, crawl, dig and discover!

Nature Play
Today's children and families have increasingly limited opportunities to connect with nature. Research has shown that frequent, unstructured and active play in a truly natural setting has intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual and physical benefits. 
 
Nature Play teaches kids to think creatively, rely on and activate their senses, collaborate, regulate stress and develop motor skills. Most important, Nature Play instills life-long conservation values and behaviors that guide future generations into cherishing, loving and conserving our very precious natural world.
 
Get out, get active, and get wild in Summit Metro Parks.

We encourage children to go off-trail and PLAY in two designated locations:

GOODYEAR HEIGHTS METRO PARK

Pioneer AreaPioneer Area
Across from Pioneer Shelter
550 Frazier Ave., Akron

Includes stump hoppers, an A-frame fort, tree cookies, a log climber and more!

Users must stay within the Nature Play boundaries, identified by white markers. Other park rules apply.

Liberty Park

Maple Loop TrailTwinsburg Ledges Area 
Inside Maple Loop Trail
9999 Liberty Rd., Twinsburg

Includes two A-frame forts, a potting bench for making mud pies, a weaving station, a balance beam and stump hoppers.

Users must stay within the Nature Play boundaries, identified by white markers. Other park rules apply.