Summit Metro Parks We're Your Back Yard

Park Commissioners

About the Board

The park district's governing body is the five-person Board of Park Commissioners, appointed by the Summit County Probate Judge. Commissioners are volunteers who serve without compensation.

Bylaws (2.4 MB) - Revised January 10, 2017

About The Commissioners


Tina Ughrin, Chair

Tonya Block

Joel D. Bailey

Herb Newman

Mark A. Spisak

Lisa M. King, Executive Director

2020 Regular BOARD MeetingS

Board meetings are typically held at 11:30 a.m. inside the visitors center at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Rd., Akron, OH. ***Until further notice, board meetings are being held virtually and streamed online.***

All petitions, applications and communications intended for consideration by the board must be in writing and received by the executive director at least five business days before the board meeting.

January 14 July 14
February 11 August 11
March 10 * September 8*
April 14 October 13
May 12* November 10*
June 9 December 8

*Commissioners, who are also trustees for the Summit Metro Parks Foundation, will conduct a Foundation meeting immediately following the regular board meeting.

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