Summit Metro Parks We're Your Back Yard

News Room

For news and information, please contact our Marketing department:

Stephanie Walton
Chief of Marketing & Communications
330-865-8040 x215

Lindsay Smith
Marketing & Public Relations Manager
330-865-8040 x207 



11-16-21 Park district honored with statewide awards of excellence


Board of Park Commissioners
10-26-21 Board of Park Commissioners meets November 9


9-22-21 Join Summit Metro Parks for free, county-wide Fall Celebration


Board of Park Commissioners

8-31-21 Board of Park Commissioners meets September 14

8-31-21 Submit photos for annual amateur photography exhibit

Find A Truck

8-24-21 Celebrate the SMP Centennial during the 58th Fall Hiking Spree

Find A Truck

8-3-21 Enjoy self-guided "Find-A-Truck" event in Summit Metro Parks


Board of Park Commissioners

7-27-21 Board of Park Commissioners to meet in August

SMP Headquarters

7-20-21 SMP Chief of Conservation Michael Johnson receives prestigious national award

FASN concerts

7-13-21 Enjoy live outdoor performances at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm

my smp story

7-13-21 Share your story during park district's summer social media contest

Storybook Trails

7-6-21 Park district wins gold award for Storybook Trail programs


Board of Park Commissioners

6-29-21 Board of Park Commissioners to meet in July

Summit Lake Nature Center

6-28-21 Summit Lake Nature Center opens July 1; F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm Visitors Center, Liberty Park Nature Center reopen July 3

Pav's Ice Cream

6-22-21 Sweet collaboration leads to custom ice cream flavor to celebrate Summit Metro Parks Centennial


Board of Park Commissioners

5-25-21 Board of Park Commissioners to meet in June

Board of Park Commissioners

5-12-21 Go fish! Enjoy stocked lakes and ponds in Summit Metro Parks.


Board of Park Commissioners

4-27-21 Enjoy flat, easy trails during  18th annual Spree for All

Board of Park Commissioners

4-27-21 Enjoy annual Mother's Day 5K in May

Board of Park Commissioners

4-27-21 Board of Park Commissioners to meet in May

Heritage Trees

4-6-21 Celebrate 100 years of SMP & take home piece of the parks at free "Heritage Tree" giveaway


Board of Park Commissioners

3-30-21 Board of Park Commissioners to meet in April

Centennial Tour

3-16-21 SMP announces reward pick-up dates, record year for Fall Hiking Spree

Centennial Tour

3-2-21 Celebrate 100 years of Summit Metro Parks on the 'Centennial Tour'


Board of Park Commissioners

2-23-21 Board of Park Commissioners to meet in March


Board of Park Commissioners

1-26-21 Board of Park Commissioners to meet in February

Scenes from SMP

1-11-21 Summit Metro Parks receives additional $2.6 million to restore and protect Sand Run Metro Park

Scenes from SMP

1-6-21 New video series brings nature to you during pandemic

Board of Park Commissioners

1-6-21 Board of Park Commissioners to meet in January


centennial anniversary

12-09-20 Summit Metro Parks celebrates centennial anniversary with "Your Back Yard for 100 Years"

Birds of a Feather art

12-01-20 Seniors bring meaningful art to life during pandemic

Board of Park Commissioners

12-01-20 Park district's first naturalist turns 100 on second annual 'Bert Szabo Day'


Board of Park Commissioners

11-24-20 Board of Park Commissioners to meet in December

SMP Headquarters

11-20-20 Park district announces updated COVID-19 response