Summit Metro Parks We're Your Back Yard


For details, call the admin offices 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday: 330-867-5511.

Last updated August 22, 2019


Towpath Trail:

  • June through November 2019: The Towpath Trail is closed for work associated with an Army Corps of Engineers invasive species project on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Manchester Rd. and Fairview Ave. The Fairview Ave. and Manchester Rd. trailheads will remain open. The Towpath in this section will be open on weekends and weekdays after 5 p.m.
  • June through November 2019: The Towpath Trail will be closed between Manchester Rd. and State Route 224 for work associated with an Army Corps of Engineers invasive species project and a Cargill utility line replacement during the following timeframes:
    • 7/26 to 11/30 - Weekday closure in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • The closures above are subject to change due to weather.
  • 6/17/19: There will be periodic trail closures between June 17 and August 7 while First Energy replaces a power pole approximately 2,000 feet south of the Botzum Trailhead. The Botzum Trailhead will be open and is not affected by the closures. The trail will be open on weekends, holidays and for any Special Use Permits already issued by Summit Metro Parks.
  • Through 2019: Due to sewer work in Akron, the trail is rerouted between Memorial Parkway and the Mustill Store Trailhead, just north of downtown. The new route will be in effect for several years. Get more information on this project.
  • Through 2019: The Memorial Parkway Trailhead will be closed beginning in November of 2018 through approximately December 31, 2019 due to a City of Akron CSO construction project. The restrooms will be open. A small portion of the Towpath Trail near the trailhead will be detoured around the construction area. Trail users may park at the Dog Park parking lot.

Bike & Hike Trail:

  • 8/19/19: Through September 16, the Bike and Hike Trail will be closed weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. near the Ledges Area, approximately 1/3 mile south of Boston Mills Road while crews relocate a section of the trail away from a slip that has occurred. The trail will be open weekends and holidays. There will be some periodic full (overnight) closures which will be posted below as dates become available.
    • The Bike & Hike Trail in the section mentioned above will be completely closed from Monday, 8/26 to Wednesday, 8/28 for paving. 
  • Through August 2019: The Boston Mills Rd. trailhead parking lot may be inaccessible at times due to road construction. Please contact the Village of Boston Heights for the latest information. 




  • 6/3/19: A 150-day closure of the West Bath Road Bridge over the Cuyahoga River begins June 3. The bridge is located between Riverview and Akron-Peninsula roads, and is closed for a structural rehabilitation project that includes replacing the bridge deck and making structural steel repairs. A detour is posted. Please contact the Summit County Engineer at 330-643-8170 with questions.

Cascade Valley Metro Park

  • Through Nov. 2019: Cuyahoga Street will be closed beginning Monday, July 8, 2019. The closure will last through November 27. The Chuckery Area will be accessible from either the south or north the entire time. The tentative Schedules is as follows:
    • July 8 - August 2: North of Chuckery entrance will be CLOSED
    • August 5 - 9: Chuckery entrance traffic will be maintained by flaggers
    • August 12 - October 31: South of Chuckery entrance will be CLOSED
    • Learn more about this project.

Gorge Metro Park

  • Ongoing: Until further notice, Gorge Trail is closed for repairs in the section beyond Mary Campbell Cave.

Liberty Park

  • 8/12/19: The Pond Brook Area will be closed until approximately mid-September while crews complete trail repairs. 

Munroe Falls Metro Park

  • Ongoing: The swim lake may be closed periodically due to weather or other adverse conditions. Check our Twitter page for closure alerts here.

Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park

  • Ongoing: The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has cut trees along their dam at Nimisila, off Jones Drive and South Main Street. Though Summit Metro Parks manages Nimisila, the park is owned by the State, and the maintenance, safety and operation of the dam is the responsibility of ODNR. Summit Metro Parks is not responsible for the tree work. Please call ODNR with questions.

Sand Run Metro Park

  • 8/12/19: Sand Run Parkway will be closed for work on the City of Akron's Hampton Ridge Sanitary Sewer Project. The contractors will close the parkway from the vehicle ford to Sand Run Road for up to eight weeks. The Jogging Trail will remain open. Access to Mingo and Shady Hollow lodges is available from the east end of the parkway via North Portage Path.

Silver Creek Metro Park

  • Ongoing: The swim lake may be closed periodically due to weather or other adverse conditions. Check our Twitter page for closure alerts here.
  • The Disc Golf Course will be closed to the public on the following dates when organized events are scheduled:
    • September 7
    • September 21 & 22
    • October 10