Each Metro Park is open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. unless otherwise posted. Summit Metro Parks locations are open seven days a week, 365 days a year. Visit our contact page for additional hours and information.
No. It's free to visit your Metro Parks, but a fee is charged to enter the beach areas at Munroe Falls Metro Park and Silver Creek Metro Park during swim season. Visit the Swimming page for more information about Swim Passes.
Pets are allowed in most parks, as long as they are kept on a leash, 8-feet long or less. Dogs are not permitted at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm since it's a designated nature study area. During swim season only, pets are not permitted in the beach areas in Munroe Falls Metro Park and Silver Creek Metro Park.
Yes, but alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the park district. Also, you must complete a Special-Use Permit and send it to the administrative offices at least four weeks before your event.
The Jogging Trail in Sand Run Metro Park is plowed, but other trails are not.
Geocaching and letterboxing are not permitted, but virtual caches and "EarthCaches" are okay as long as visitors stay on designated trails. Items may not be left behind for other visitors to find. As the saying goes, "Take only photographs, leave only footprints."
No, metal detectors are not permitted in the Metro Parks.