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 February 10, 2017



  • 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:

  • 07/08 & 07/09/17: An endurance run will bring approximately 150 runners to the Towpath Trail between Cleveland, Akron and Stark County. It will begin early July 8 and end by 11 a.m. July 9.
  • 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

  • 02-20-17: The visitors center will be OPEN on Presidents Day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Firestone Metro Park

  • 02-06-17: Dominion East Ohio will be clearing trees east of the Tuscarawas Meadows Area parking lot along the gas line right-of-way. The work is being completed so Dominion can replace the gas line. On a first-come, first-served basis, there may be free firewood for the public piled in the northeast corner of the lot.
  • 06-10-17: About 150 people are anticipated in the Tuscarawas Meadows Area for a private preschool nature event.

Gorge Metro Park

  • 02/06 - 02/10/17: A contractor will be doing tree work along Highbridge Trail.

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

  • 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.