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Metro Parks

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.

Next Regular Meeting

Tuesday, July 10, 11:30 a.m.
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm (1828 Smith Rd., Akron)

Immediately following the board meeting, commissioners – who are also trustees for the Summit Metro Parks Foundation – will conduct a Foundation meeting. When three or more of the district’s commissioners meet to discuss park-related business, it is a public meeting.

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.

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

Bylaws (2.4 MB) - Revised January 10, 2017

About The Commissioners


Tonya Block, Chair

Joel D. Bailey

Herb Newman

Mark A. Spisak

Tina Ughrin

Lisa M. King, Executive Director