Summit Metro Parks We're Your Back Yard

News Room

For news and information, please contact our Marketing department:


Lindsay Smith
Chief of Marketing & Communications
330-865-8040 x207
lsmith@summitmetroparks.org

Claire Merrick
Marketing & Public Relations Manager
330-865-8040 x229
cmerrick@summitmetroparks.org

NEWS RELEASES:

May


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5-28-24 Board of Park Commissioners meets June 11


5-7-24 Summit Metro Parks celebrates Wild Back Yards with return of Native Plant Festival


5-7-24 New “Wild Back Yards” dry-hopped pale ale to support Summit Metro Parks Foundation

April



4-30-24 Enjoy flat, easy trails during 21st annual Spree for All​

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4-30-24 Board of Park Commissioners meets May 14

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4-16-24 River access at Valley View to blossom with native plants



4-9-24 Summit Metro Parks Administrative Offices to close for maintenance

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4-5-24 Daffodils near peak bloom at Furnace Run Metro Park


4-2-24 Cast a line at the Kids' and Special Needs Fishing Derbies


4-2-24 Celebrate mom at the Mother's Day 5K

March


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3-26-24 Board of Park Commissioners meets April 9


3-12-24 Prepare for the total eclipse with Summit Metro Parks

February



2-27-24 Lindsay Smith named Chief of Marketing & Communications
 

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2-27-24 Board of Park Commissioners meets March 12

January


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1-30-24 Board of Park Commissioners meets February 13


1-9-24 Summit Metro Parks Foundation Brings Wild & Scenic Film Festival to Akron

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12-26-23 Board of Park Commissioners meets January 9

December

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12-12-23 Six decades of trails and tradition: Summit Metro Parks honors Original Hikers

November

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11-28-23 Board of Park Commissioners meets December 12

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11-21-23 Summit Metro Parks recognized with statewide awards of excellence

October



10-31-23 Summit Metro Parks joins Miami University green snake study

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10-31-23 Board of Park Commissioners meets November 14​


10-18-23 Gorge Dam partners to host community update


10-10-23 Summit Metro Parks to host Truck-or-Treat events

September



9-26-23 Summit Metro Parks seeks public input

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9-26-23 Board of Park Commissioners meets October 10


9-19-23 Fall into autumn fun with Summit Metro Parks

August


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8-29-23 Board of Park Commissioners meets September 12


8-22-23 Summit Metro Parks Kicks Off 60th Annual Fall Hiking Spree

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8-15-23 Summit Metro Parks restoration to be showcased on CNN's Call to Earth


8-1-23 Summit Metro Parks to host annual Touch-a-Truck

July

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7-25-23 Board of Park Commissioners meets August 8

June

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6-27-23 Board of Park Commissioners meets July 11

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6-23-23 Part district completes final phase of Sand Run restoration


6-6-23 Riverfront transformation underway at Valley View

May

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5-30-23 Board of Park Commissioners meets June 13

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5-24-23 Summit Metro Parks partners with Akron Black Artist Guild to create nature-inspired art


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5-24-23 Enjoy outdoor concerts in scenic settings

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5-22-23 Akron Zoo and Summit Metro Parks partner on research project


5-9-23 Summit Metro Parks celebrates Wild Back Yards with return of Native Plant Festival