To learn if sledding and skating areas are open, call our seasonal info line at 330-865-8060 and follow @metro_parks on Twitter. Sledding The best conditions for sledding include frozen ground with at least two inches of snow cover. Remember to walk up the side of sled hills, not in the center where you may be in the path of moving sleds. Sledding is prohibited on trails and wooded hills. Cascade Valley Park / Oxbow Area (lighted): 1061 Cuyahoga St., Akron Firestone Metro Park / Warner Road Area: 200 E. Warner Rd., Akron Firestone Metro Park / Tuscarawas Meadows Area: 2620 Harrington Rd., Akron Furnace Run Metro Park / Brushwood Area: 4955 Townsend Rd., Richfield Goodyear Heights Metro Park / Main Entrance (lighted): 2077 Newton St., Akron Munroe Falls Metro Park / Lake Area (lighted): 521 S. River Rd., Munroe Falls Sand Run Metro Park / North Hawkins Area (lighted): 800 N. Hawkins Ave., Akron Ice Skating Never skate on a pond or lake unless signs indicate it is open for skating. Ice must be four inches thick and free of snow, and temperatures must remain several degrees below freezing for long periods of time. Wear properly fitted skates with sharpened blades for enhanced control and safety. Furnace Run Metro Park / Brushwood Lake (lighted): 4955 Townsend Rd., Richfield Gorge Metro Park / Main Entrance (lighted): 1160 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls Sand Run Metro Park / Big Bend Area (lighted): 1337 Merriman Rd., Akron Ice Fishing Ice fishing is possible dawn to dusk as conditions allow. Users may not light fires, take motorized vehicles onto the ice, or build/leave structures and shelters on park property. Temporary shanties may be moved only by hand from the parking lot to the lake, and must be removed daily. Click here for the ODNR Division of Wildlife's ice fishing safety tips. Liberty Park / Tinkers Creek Area: 10303 Aurora-Hudson Rd., Streetsboro Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park: 5550 Christman Rd., Green Silver Creek Metro Park: 5000 Hametown Rd., Norton Cross-Country Skiing Some areas are too steep to negotiate safely on skis. To help keep your skis from being damaged by sharp, uncovered stones, ski only when trails have at least two inches of snow cover. Firestone Metro Park / Warner Road Area: Redwing Trail, Walking Course and Willow Trail; 200 E. Warner Rd., Akron Furnace Run Metro Park / Brushwood Area: Rock Creek Trail and halfway around Brushwood Lake; 4955 Townsend Rd., Richfield Goodyear Heights Metro Park / Pioneer Area: Alder Trail: 550 Frazier Ave., Akron Munroe Falls Metro Park / Lake Area: Skiing is permitted on paved surfaces, fields, and on Indian Spring Trail to Heron Pond; 521 S. River Rd., Munroe Falls Munroe Falls Metro Park / Tallmadge Meadows Area: Meadow Trail; 1088 North Ave., Tallmadge Silver Creek Metro Park / Cross-country Course: 4579 Medina Line Rd., Norton Silver Creek Metro Park / Pheasant Run Area: Chippewa and Pheasant Run trails; 5000 Hametown Rd., Norton Springfield Bog Metro Park: Prairie Trail: 1400 Portage Line Rd., Springfield Twp. Cross-country skiing is also possible on the 34-mile Bike & Hike Trail, the district’s 22.4 miles of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, and the 6-mile Freedom Trail in Tallmadge.