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Metro Park
Photo: Wetlands at Confluence Metro Park

Park Overview

Though passersby will spot a Summit Metro Parks portal sign on Turkeyfoot Road in the Portage Lakes Area, this park is not yet open.

Plans for the 110-acre park include a primitive trail and small parking lot, though both are years from development. The land is currently being treated as a conservation area.

History & Wildlife

This land was purchased for watershed protection with funds through the Ohio EPA. The 110-acre site straddles the Tuscarawas River. With other Summit Metro Parks parcels, land owned by the city of Akron and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, there are approximately 260 acres of protected land and water in the immediate area.

Confluence Metro Park is comprised mostly of high-quality wetlands and land that was impacted from a previous sand and gravel operation. The park district is currently studying the site to determine the most appropriate low-impact improvements. Eventually, we plan to remove invasive species, reintroduce native vegetation and provide a small parking area and hiking trail. Currently, park biologists and volunteers are studying the existing wildlife and habitats.

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