Summit Metro Parks We're Your Back Yard

2020 Ballot Issue

Preserving and Protecting SMP

On March 17, 2020 Summit County voters will have the opportunity to vote on Issue 11 a small tax levy which provides 90% of the park district's funding. 

Summit Metro Parks are a vital community asset.Bike & Hike Trail

  • Summit Metro Parks are a vital community asset, providing 16 clean and safe parks, protecting water quality and conserving natural resources.
  • Park use has continued to grow since the last levy increase nearly 14 years ago. Since 2006, Summit Metro Parks has grown by more than 50% and added 1 million annual visits.
  • The issue on the March ballot renews existing funding and adds .54 mills, or $1.58 per month per $100,000 property value. This modest increase is absolutely necessary to maintain high quality parks.

SEE what we've been up to lately.


Our latest report to the community is available. Read through for more on the park district's 2019 highlights, financial statements and more.

   



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What are the details of the levy millage, current versus proposed?

Why is SMP requesting additional funding?

What does this mean for homeowners?

When was the last levy passed, when does it expire and what were the terms?