Summit Metro Parks Your Back Yard for 95 Years
Park & Trail Alerts


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

Last updated December 6, 2016



  • Ongoing: Outdoor drinking fountains have been shut off for the winter season.

Bike & Hike Trail:

  • 11/07/16: Beginning 11/7 and continuing for about three weeks, weather depending, the Bike & Hike Trail from the Silver Lake Service Department to North River Road will be closed for repairs. 
  • Ongoing through early 2017: The trail is closed between Sowul Boulevard and Norton Road in Stow. ODOT is replacing the bridge on SR91 with a tunnel. There is no detour for this trail closure.

Towpath Trail:

  • 11/16/16: A brine line will be repaired along the Towpath Trail just north of Manchester Road. The trail will remain open, but there may be temporary delays while equipment is moved.
  • Ongoing through 2016: Contractors are working to repair a sewer line near the Towpath Trail behind Bruegger's and Pub Bricco in the Merriman Valley. Workers and vehicles will be in the area, but the trail remains open.
  • Ongoing through 2019: Due to sewer work in Akron, the trail is rerouted between Memorial Parkway and the Mustill Store Trailhead, just north of downtown. The new route will be in effect for several years. To learn more, click here.



  • Ongoing: Outdoor drinking fountains have been shut off for the winter season.

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm

  • 12/13/16: The visitors center will be closed. Regular hours for the building are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Gorge Metro Park

  • 12/05/16 - 01/05/17: The City of Akron is working on a sewer line that is adjacent to Highbridge Trail. Though the trail should remain open during the work, there may be periodic closures at undetermined times.

Hampton Hills Metro Park

  • Ongoing through Spring 2017: The Top O' the World Area is closed for the season. It will reopen in the spring of 2017.

Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park

  • 11/23/16: The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is cutting trees along their dam at Nimisila, off Jones Drive. Though Summit Metro Parks manages Nimisila, the park is owned by the State, and the maintenance, safety and operation of the dam is the responsibility of ODNR. Summit Metro Parks is not part of the current tree work. Please call ODNR with questions.
  • Ongoing through Spring 2017: The docks have been removed for the season.