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Summit Metro Parks

Summit County 14,000 Acres Managed
Tree 16 Open Parks
Map 150 Miles of Trails
Leaf 1921 Our Founding Year
6,000,000 Park Visits in 2020

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Summit Metro Parks manages  more than 14,000 acres, including 16 parks, several conservation areas and more than 150 miles of trails, with 22 miles of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Annual attendance in 2020 was six million visits.

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Volunteer Volunteer

Looking for a service project for your co-workers or group? We're always looking for passionate people to get involved.

Metro Parks Foundation Summit Metro Parks Foundation

Giving is easy and long lasting. Consider joining the many other gracious people who have helped us throughout the years.

Park Partners Park Partners

Great things happen when organizations collaborate. See a list of organizations and other park districts we've partnered with.

Autism Friendly

We're Autism Friendly

We are proud to welcome visitors of all abilities and have taken extra steps to accommodate families and individuals.

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Celebrating 100 Years

Visit our centennial website to take a journey through the past, present, and future of SMP. See how the parks have grown, faces have changed, but happiness remains a constant.