Summit Metro Parks We're Your Back Yard
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Stay Safe SMP

This season, we invite you to safely enjoy the many activities available in Summit Metro Parks.

Share your #StaySafeSMP experience and you could win! Use the hashtag #StaySafeSMP on your public Instagram post showing how you’re safely enjoying the Metro Parks now through July 31. We’ll randomly choose an eligible winner to receive an SMP gear pack!
Check the latest safety info.



Hike along more than 150 miles of trails in 16 parks.

Find a Park or Trail

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The campground at Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park is nestled along the shore and offers both primitive and electric sites.

Learn More

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With 70 miles of bike trails throughout Summit Metro Parks, there’s plenty of places to explore on two wheels.

Bike Trails

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Countless rare and endangered species call our parks home. Visit a park and discover the diversity of creatures that can be found in Summit County.

Discover Nature

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With 14,000 acres in Summit County, there's room to spread out with no shortage of safe things to do this season. 

See all activities

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  1. No purchase necessary to win. Contest open to Summit County residents age 18 or older. Summit Metro Parks employees and their immediate families are not eligible to win.
  2. Take a picture of you or your friends and family safely connecting safely with nature in an SMP park or on an SMP-managed multiuse trail and post to Instagram using #StaySafeSMP.
  3. The Summit Metro Parks location must be included in the post, either as a tag or in the caption. A list of qualifying parks and trails can be found here.
  4. Accounts must be public to be eligible.
  5. Multiple entries are permitted and increase chances to win.
  6. Summit Metro Parks staff reserve the right to review posts to determine eligibility.
  7. A winner will be randomly selected from qualifying entries and announced in early August.
  8. The winner will receive a selection of SMP-branded merchandise from the SMP gift shop mailed to their home at no charge.