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Park & Trail Alerts

Alerts

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


Last updated January 10, 2017

MULTIPURPOSE TRAILS

District-wide

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

Bike & Hike Trail:

  • Ongoing through early 2017: The trail is now open between Sowul Boulevard and Norton Road in Stow. The trail surface is compacted limestone. ODOT is replacing the bridge on SR91 with a tunnel. The work will resume in the spring, at which time the trail will be closed.

Towpath Trail:

  • 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.

PARKS

District-wide

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

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm

  • MLK Day: The visitors center will be OPEN Monday, January 16. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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.

Munroe Falls Metro Park

  • Throughout the Winter Season: The parkway in the Lake Area, on the southeast side of the lake, will be closed frequently. Visitors who want to hike Indian Spring Trail will need to park in the maple lot and walk to the trailhead. The closure eliminates vehicular traffic near the base of the sled hill.

Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park

  • Beginning 11/23/16: The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is cutting trees along their dam at Nimisila, off Jones Drive and South Main Street. 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.

Sand Run Metro Park

  • 01/12 & 1/13/17: Mingo Trail will be closed both days. Beginning Friday at 8 a.m., one lane of Sand Run Parkway will be closed, but the road will remain open. Flaggers will direct two-way traffic.
  • MLK Jr. Day: The park district's administrative offices will be closed Monday, January 16. Regular hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.