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2016 Swim Season

Swimming is possible from May 28 to August 14. Season passes are available.

SwimmingEnjoy lake swimming at two Metro Parks: Munroe Falls and Silver Creek. Swim areas are open daily, weekdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends/holidays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Swim areas may be closed due to inclement weather conditions, including persistent rain, thunderstorms or cold temperatures. Call 330-865-8060 to learn if swim areas are closed due to weather.

Pets are not permitted in the fenced beach area of Munroe Falls Metro Park and Silver Creek Metro Park.

During swim season, an admission fee or season pass is required to enter the beaches at Munroe Falls and Silver Creek. Daily admission at both parks is:

  • $4 for adults and teens (ages 13 and older)
  • $3 for children (ages 2 to 12)
  • Kids under 2 are admitted free

Age at time of purchase determines price. Payment is by cash or check only.

Algae Update - Silver Creek: July 2, 2016

  • An algal bloom is being monitored according to EPA recommendations. Water tests are below advisory levels, but Summit Metro Parks will continue to monitor water conditions. For more information on blooms, visit the EPA website.

New this year:

  • A fence has been added around the lake in Munroe Falls Metro Park. Only people entering the beach area to swim will be charged an admission fee.
  • Concessions at Silver Creek Metro Park will be limited to vending machines. The vending machines are owned and operated by Hattie's, with proceeds benefiting the Hattie Larlham Foundation.

Note: At Silver Creek, aquatic footwear is recommended. Snails and their shells are known to be on the lake bed, and they regularly wash up on the beach.

For more information, call the administrative offices at 330-867-5511, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

2016 Season Swim Passes

Boat Rentals:

Rentals are available during swim season only.

Munroe Falls Metro Park:

Rental hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

  • Pedal Boats are $3/half hour.

Silver Creek Metro Park:

The Silver Creek Boathouse is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays, weekends and holidays.

  • Canoes are $6/hr plus $2 for each additional hour, or $14/day.
  • Pedal Boats are $3/half hour.
  • Row Boats are $6/hr, plus $2 for each additional hour, or $14/day.
  • Silver Creek has one kayak for rent at $6/hour plus $2 for each additional hour.
  • A $10 refundable deposit and valid driver's license are required for boat rentals.