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Program & Events Calendar

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Summit Metro Parks staff can adapt many programs to be accessible to anyone who would like to participate. Please make the request at the time of registration and/or at least 72 hours prior to the program. Contact us at 330-865-8065.

On the rare occasion of a program cancelation or change, please visit us on social media to see the latest information.

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Leaf Icon Saturday, June 01, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

INTRO TO ARCHERY


Participants will learn international-style target archery and test their marksmanship at an outdoor range. All equipment and hands-on instruction provided. Must be 9 years old and 50 inches or taller. Cost: $10/person. Registration required. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 5/24: Register here. LP/Tinkers Creek

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 01, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

INTRO TO MOUNTAIN BIKING


Are you mountain bike curious but nervous to hit the trail by yourself? Then this program is for you! Join us to go over mountain biking safety and trail tips, followed by a ride on the beginner and moderate mountain biking loops. Please bring your own helmet and bicycle. Helmets are required to participate. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 5/22: Register here. HH/Mountain Bike

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 01, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

INTRO TO ARCHERY


Participants will learn international-style target archery and test their marksmanship at an outdoor range. All equipment and hands-on instruction provided. Must be 9 years old and 50 inches or taller. Cost: $10/person. Registration required. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 5/24: Register here. LP/Tinkers Creek

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 02, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED STORYBOOK TRAIL: SOME BUGS


Enjoy some fun and exploration while following a self-guided story trail based on the book, “Some Bugs.” This experience will be available along the 1.2-mile Downy Loop Trail through June 30. Good for spree credit. WH

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 02, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

INTRO TO KAYAKING


Learn how to kayak and take a guided tour around the lake with a certified instructor. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and be able to swim. Wear clothes that can get wet and bring a water bottle. All equipment, including life jackets, will be provided. Location subject to change based on water conditions. Cost: $15/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 5/22: Register here. NR/Lot C4

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 02, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

TEDDY BEAR PICNIC


Families with young children can bring a favorite teddy bear, blankets, and picnic lunches to enjoy a fun afternoon as we learn all about bears native to Ohio and complete fun bear-related activities. A prize will be awarded to the best pre-decorated bear! In the event of inclement weather, this program will be moved indoors. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 02, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

INTRO TO KAYAKING


Learn how to kayak and take a guided tour around the lake with a certified instructor. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and be able to swim. Wear clothes that can get wet and bring a water bottle. All equipment, including life jackets, will be provided. Location subject to change based on water conditions. Cost: $15/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 5/22: Register here. NR/Lot C4

Leaf Icon Monday, June 03, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

FUN FACTS FOR KIDS


How do frogs survive frigid winters? Can toads give you warts? Which Ohio mammal has the most teeth? Join a naturalist on a 1.2-mile scavenger hunt along Downy Loop Trail for the answers to these questions and more! WH

Leaf Icon Monday, June 03, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an online exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Tuesday, June 04, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

MUSIC BY THE LAKE


Enjoy a performance by the Metro Parks Ensemble. Please bring your own chairs and blankets, and a picnic if you prefer. Cycling without Age trishaw bikes will be available beginning at 6 p.m. to carry riders with limited mobility on a bench seat for an unobstructed view of nature and the feeling of riding a bike outdoors. Cycling without Age is available with the support of the Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation. The concert will be canceled if it rains. Call 330-865-8060 if wet weather is in the forecast. Music by the Lake is presented by Wayside Furniture. MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 05, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

HALCYON DAYS OF SUMMER


Join a bird walk along the waters of the Tuscarawas in search of the enigmatic belted kingfisher. Together we will discover the oddities and eccentricities of how this bird behaves, and how its bizarre behavior inspired myths and sayings from ancient Greece to the Americas. F/Coventry Oaks

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 05, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

KINDEREALM: TREES


Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions will learn all about trees and the beautiful lives they live. A craft and short walk are included. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/24: 330-865-8065. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 06, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NATURE COLLAGE


Let's make a beautiful nature-inspired collage using recycled paper! Join our interpretive artist for this easy, fun lesson. All materials will be provided. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/30: 330-865-8065. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 06, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

LIL' SPROUTS


This biweekly program is designed to engage young children and accompanying adults in the wonderful world of gardening. Each class builds upon the last and will be centered on what’s growing and ready to harvest! Adults are asked to actively participate with children during the program. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/29: 330-865-8065. SLNC

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 06, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE COLLAGE


Let's make a beautiful nature-inspired collage using recycled paper! Join our interpretive artist for this easy, fun lesson. A list of materials and a Zoom invite will be emailed after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/30: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 06, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

KIDS IN THE GARDEN


Join us in collaboration with Let's Grow Akron for this weekly gardening program for children of all ages. Each class builds upon the last and will be centered on what's growing and ready to harvest in the garden. SLNC

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 06, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

GOOD GARDEN TALKS: WEED & WATER MANAGEMENT IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN


Join us in collaboration with Let's Grow Akron and OSU Extension to learn weed management and proper watering techniques for your vegetable garden. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held indoors. SLNC

Leaf Icon Friday, June 07, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

EARLY MORNING HIKE


Rise and shine! Get an early start to the day with a hike along the Cuyahoga River. We'll chat along the way about the early birds, bugs and other wildlife that might be awake. CV/Oxbow

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 08, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

O'NATURE GOODS OF O'NEIL WOODS


Hike the beautiful yet challenging Deer Run Trail with a naturalist to learn about the natural and historical goods these two hilly miles have to offer. ONW/Trail Lot

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 08, 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM

TENT CAMPING FOR FAMILIES


Families with children under 14 are invited to join naturalists for a fun and relaxing overnight tent camping experience. Activities include guided nature activities, a campfire, s'mores and games. Please bring your own camping equipment, including food, sleeping gear, toiletries and chairs. No gear? No problem! Request a free camping kit with essentials during registration, available while supplies last. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/23: 330-865-8065. MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 08, 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

NIGHT CREATURES HIKE


Bring a flashlight to hike along the 2.2-mile Indian Spring Trail during sunset to help us see what creatures may be out and about as darkness settles in around us! MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 09, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

INTRO TO STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING


Learn how to paddleboard and take a guided tour around the lake with a certified instructor. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and be able to swim. Wear clothes that can get wet and bring a water bottle. All equipment, including life jackets, will be provided. Location subject to change based on water conditions. Cost: $15/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 5/29: Register here. NR/Lot C4

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 09, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

INTRO TO STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING


Learn how to paddleboard and take a guided tour around the lake with a certified instructor. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and be able to swim. Wear clothes that can get wet and bring a water bottle. All equipment, including life jackets, will be provided. Location subject to change based on water conditions. Cost: $15/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 5/29: Register here. NR/Lot C4

Leaf Icon Monday, June 10, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an online exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Tuesday, June 11, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

MUSIC BY THE LAKE


Enjoy a performance by the Metro Parks Ensemble. Please bring your own chairs and blankets, and a picnic if you prefer. The concert will be canceled if it rains. Call 330-865-8060 if wet weather is in the forecast. Music by the Lake is presented by Wayside Furniture. SC/Boathouse

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 12, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

DRAWING OUTDOORS


Bring your drawing pad and pencils for an outdoor lesson in drawing. Beginners are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program. Portable chairs and drinking water are recommended. The program will be canceled during inclement weather. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 12, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

KINDEREALM: TREES


Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions will learn all about trees and the beautiful lives they live. A craft and short walk are included. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/24: 330-865-8065. F/Tuscarawas Meadows

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 12, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

BUILD YOUR OWN BIRD


Learn about the vibrant songs and colors of the birds who brighten our skies, then fold and decorate your own origami birds. Recommended for ages 8 and up. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/5: 330-865-8065. SLNC

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 13, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SENIOR CYCLING


Join like-minded senior Summit Metro Parks supporters as we ride and explore various trails. We will gather to socialize and determine the route, distance and pace before rolling out. Expect to ride at least 10 to 12 miles, at a casual (10-12 mph) pace. Please bring your own helmet and bicycle. Helmets are required to participate. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in.  TT/Mustill Store

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 13, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

KIDS IN THE GARDEN


Join us in collaboration with Let's Grow Akron for this weekly gardening program for children of all ages. Each class builds upon the last and will be centered on what's growing and ready to harvest in the garden. SLNC

Leaf Icon Friday, June 14, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

SPRING NATURE TALES


The end of spring is near! Young children and their adult companions can enjoy an interactive story time focused on the changing seasons. Make it a fun, family-friendly morning by exploring the park or visiting the nature play area after the program. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 15, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

BIRD NERDS: NESTING


Newbies and experts alike are welcome to join us in this lively series for a fun, approachable discussion on a new bird topic each month. This month, we'll explore what raising kids looks like for our feathered friends. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 16, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

FATHER'S DAY FISHING


Happy Father's Day! Youth ages 15 and younger can learn the basics of fishing, then drop a line and see what they can catch. Some rods and reels will be available for use. Bait is provided. Adults must supervise their children and must have a current Ohio fishing license if they want to fish. F/Little Turtle Pond

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 16, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

FATHER'S DAY DROP-IN


Drop by the nature center to learn about amazing animal dads! Go on a scavenger hunt around the nature center, roast a marshmallow over a campfire and make a simple craft to gift to the father figure in your life. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Monday, June 17, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

CANAL HISTORY FOR KIDS


What was it like to live on a canal boat? Kids and their adult companions can join us to find out! We'll learn through activities and storytelling fun along a 1-mile walk, with stops at the stone quarry and canal lock. DLQ

Leaf Icon Monday, June 17, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an online exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Monday, June 17, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

NATURE AT NIGHT: SPRINGFIELD BOG


Beat the heat and explore the bog as the lights get low. Well take a twilight stroll on the 1.6-mile Prairie Trail and soak in the hip-hop stylings of our froggy friends from the overlooks SFB

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 19, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

KIDS CREEK WALK


Join a naturalist to explore what life is living in our local streams — it's more than you may think! We will hike half of Rock Creek Trail, then walk in the creek on our return. Closed-toe water shoes are required. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

CELEBRATION SUNSET STROLL


It's Juneteenth! Hike with a naturalist to celebrate and reflect on freedom in all its forms while taking in inspiring sunset views. CV/Valley View

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 20, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SUMMER SOLSTICE HIKE


Celebrate the longest day of the year with a distance hike of about 3.1 miles through the forest. We'll experience multiple habitats as we walk along portions of the Parcours, Piney Woods and Alder trails. GYH/Pioneer

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 20, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

LIL' SPROUTS


This biweekly program is designed to engage young children and accompanying adults in the wonderful world of gardening. Each class builds upon the last and will be centered on what’s growing and ready to harvest! Adults are asked to actively participate with children during the program. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/29: 330-865-8065. SLNC

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 20, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

KIDS IN THE GARDEN


Join us in collaboration with Let's Grow Akron for this weekly gardening program for children of all ages. Each class builds upon the last and will be centered on what's growing and ready to harvest in the garden. SLNC

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 20, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

GOOD GARDEN TALKS: WEED & WATER MANAGEMENT IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN


Join us in collaboration with Let’s Grow Akron and OSU Extension to learn weed management and proper watering techniques for your vegetable garden. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held indoors. GYH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 20, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

LET'S GET CRAFTY: KNOTTED YARN ART


Start a knotted yarn art project with park staff while learning about the history of plant fibers and dyes, then finish the project at your own pace. Guidance and supplies are included in the registration fee. For crafty people 16 and older. Cost: $10/person. Meet at Maple Beach Shelter. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 6/12: Register here. MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Friday, June 21, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

SENIOR SAUNTER


Whether you're a senior by age or just want to appreciate the outdoors at a leisurely pace, join us for a short walk as we observe nature on the first full day of summer. Bring a mug and enjoy a beverage and more nature conversation afterward. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Friday, June 21, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING OPEN HOUSE


Stop by to learn basic paddleboard techniques and take a short self-guided paddle on the lake under the guidance of certified instructors. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and be able to swim. Wear clothes that can get wet and bring a water bottle. All equipment, including life jackets, will be provided. Space is limited, paddleboards are available on a first come, first served basis. Location subject to change based on conditions. SC/Lake House

Leaf Icon Friday, June 21, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

MOTHS OF MANY COLORS


Join a naturalist to explore the variety and beauty of our local moths. Bring a flashlight and camera if you'd like to take photos. Enjoy the many colors, sizes and shapes that make up this group of lepidopterans. Learn the difference between pug, slug, dagger, silk and sphinx moths. You'll also learn what a moth garden is and why it is beneficial. Bug spray is recommended. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 22, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

DISTANCE PRIMER RIDE


Are you a cyclist who has wanted to be in two places at once? If so, join us for our 29-mile distance primer. Come prepared to ride the distance at a 12 to 15 mph pace. Bring water and snacks. We will depart south on the Towpath Trail for the Summit/Stark County Line, where we will celebrate being in two places at once. After riding, we will discuss equipment, supplies and bikepacking.  SLNC

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 22, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MEET THE MAMMALS


You're never too young to meet the mammals! Bring the kids to learn about some of the animals that live in our own back yards. Participants will have the opportunity to feel the furs of some of Ohio's favorite and most misunderstood critters before hiking a short portion of Pheasant Run Trail to look and listen for signs animals in the park. Recommended for ages 6 and younger. SC/Lake House

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 22, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

ROCK & ROLL


Discovering geologic history doesn't have to take place at a geologic pace. Take a brisk 8.5-mile bicycle ride with planned stops to discover the geologic features along the trail. Participants must supply their own bikes. Helmets are required.  BHT/Barlow

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 23, 6:00 AM

SELF-GUIDED: DRAGONS & DAMSELS


Take a self-guided hike along the 1.6-mile Celebration Trail to explore the beautiful dragonflies and damselflies flitting overhead. Learn all about these beautiful insects through informational signage highlighting their diversity, anatomy and more. This experience is available through June 30. CV/Valley View

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 23, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

CRAYFISH CREEK ADVENTURE


Slip into your water shoes and get ready to get wet as we explore the waters of the Tuscarawas River. Nets and buckets will be provided. Closed-toe shoes are required for hiking and technical creek walking at varied water levels. F/Coventry Oaks

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 23, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

SALAMANDERS OF SMP


Join a naturalist to discover the diversity of salamanders found in Summit Metro Parks. Liberty Park is home to 10 different salamander species, and we will have some to see up close. Following the program, we will explore Ledges Trail to see how many we can find! LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Tuesday, June 25, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

FAMILY NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH BRAD IMHOFF


Join the Greater Akron Audubon Society to explore photography as a family hobby with photographer and mental health professor Dr. Brad Imhoff. Through his greatest passion of nature photography, with a special focus on birds, Brad will share his photographs and the many benefits of photography as a multigenerational hobby. Bath Nature Preserve: 4160 Ira Rd. Akron, OH 44333

Leaf Icon Tuesday, June 25, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

MUSIC IN THE PARK - NEW DATE!


*Please note this new date rescheduled from June 18* Enjoy a performance by the Metro Parks Ensemble. Please bring your own chairs and blankets, and a picnic if you prefer. The concert will be canceled if it rains. Call 330-865-8060 if wet weather is in the forecast. SR/Treaty Line

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 26, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

DRAWING OUTDOORS


Bring your drawing pad and pencils for an outdoor lesson in drawing. Beginners are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program. Portable chairs and drinking water are recommended. Program will be canceled during inclement weather. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

KINDEREALM: TREES


Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions will learn all about trees and the beautiful lives they live. A craft and short walk are included. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/24: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 26, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

MEET ME IN THE GARDEN: GROW A GREAT CUTTING GARDEN


Learn about some of Stan Hywet's favorite flowers from Brian Gregory, senior horticulturalist. You will discover beautiful blooms and plants grown for floral arranging, as well as tips and techniques for growing your own productive and beautiful cut flower garden. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 27, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SENIOR CYCLING


Join like-minded senior Summit Metro Parks supporters as we ride and explore various trails. We will gather to socialize and determine the route, distance and pace before rolling out. Expect to ride at least 10 to 12 miles, at a casual (10-12 mph) pace. Please bring your own helmet and bicycle. Helmets are required to participate. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in. TT/Clinton

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 27, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

KIDS IN THE GARDEN


Join us in collaboration with Let's Grow Akron for this weekly gardening program for children of all ages. Each class builds upon the last and will be centered on what's growing and ready to harvest in the garden. SLNC

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 27, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

THE ART OF PLANT PRESSING


Dried plants can become wonderful art pieces, important records for science and, if you're careful, both! Learn the tricks of the trade for mounting and preserving plant specimens and get the opportunity to try it yourself. Plants and supplies will be provided. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/20: 330-865-8065. F/Coventry Oaks

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 27, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

PATRIOTIC CONCERT AT LIBERTY PARK


Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of instrumental music by the Western Reserve Community Band, made up of musicians from around Summit County. Tap your toes along with the drums, trumpets, flutes and more! Popcorn and lemonade will be provided. Rain date is June 27. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Friday, June 28, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

PROMISES IN THE PARK: AN OUTDOOR WEDDING EVENT


Summit County Probate Court and Summit Metro Parks are partnering once again to offer a free outdoor wedding ceremony and vow renewal for Summit County residents. The event will take place outside Himelright Lodge, featuring beautiful park views. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 6/7: Register here. CV/Valley View

Leaf Icon Friday, June 28, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

DRAGONFLY QUEST


Ferocious hunters prowl our lands during the summer. Adventure out with a naturalist to get up-close looks at amazing dragonflies. Insect nets will be provided for those who dare to try capturing these elusive predators. SR/Big Bend

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 29, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

KIDS FISHING


Whether your child is an expert angler or has never seen a fish before, drop in for a morning of fishing and fun. Bait and rods will be provided. SC/Boathouse

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 29, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

GOOD AND BAD BUGS OF THE GARDEN


Join a naturalist as we look at the many different bugs in your garden: lady, potato, flea and cucumber beetles, assassin bugs and lace wings, just to name a few! Learn which ones are beneficial and which ones you want to minimize through earth-friendly ways. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 29, 1:00 PM - 11:00 AM

TENT CAMPING FOR FAMILIES


Families with children under 14 are invited to join naturalists for a fun and relaxing overnight tent camping experience! Activities include guided nature activities, a campfire, s'mores and games. Please bring your own camping equipment, including food, sleeping gear, toiletries and chairs. No gear? No problem! Request a free camping kit with essentials during registration, available while supplies last. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/13: 330-865-8065. MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 30, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

SUMMIT LAKE BIRTHDAY BASH


It's a birthday party and you're invited! Come to the Summit Lake Nature Center to celebrate the anniversary of the center’s opening. SLNC

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 30, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

KAYAK OPEN HOUSE


Stop by to learn basic kayak techniques and take a short self-guided paddle on the lake under the guidance of certified instructors. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and be able to swim. Wear clothes that can get wet and bring a water bottle. All equipment, including life jackets, will be provided. Space is limited and kayaks are available on a first come, first served basis. Location subject to change based on water conditions. SLNC