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Paddling

Personal watercraft are permitted in several locations:


Please note that sign-in sheets have been temporarily eliminated in response to COVID-19.

Gorge Metro Park - BoatingGorge Metro Park

Kayakers may access the Cuyahoga River through Gorge Metro Park. However, an access permit is required to go off trail, and a valid permit is neither expressed nor implied approval of kayaking on the river by Summit Metro Parks.

Please note: The park district does not own or control the water in the Cuyahoga River flowing through Gorge Metro Park. To access the water from our parks, please submit a Special-Use Permit. Kayakers must contact the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to determine what, if any, permission is needed before beginning the activity. Kayakers can visit American Whitewater for a comprehensive overview of this section of the river.

Liberty Park - BoatingLiberty Park

Boating (electric motors and paddling only) is permitted in the Tinkers Creek Area of Liberty Park. Boats may be placed in the water by hand as conditions permit. 

Munroe Falls Metro Park - BoatingMunroe Falls Metro Park

As conditions permit, boats (paddling only) may be placed in the water by hand May through November.  

Munroe Falls Metro Park - BoatingNIMISILA RESERVOIR Metro Park

As conditions permit, boats (electric motors and paddling only) may be placed in the water by hand year-round.  Boaters must follow Ohio Department of Natural Resources boating rules and regulations.

Silver Creek Metro Park - BoatingSilver Creek Metro Park

Launched from the boathouse at 5171 S. Medina Line Rd., Norton, boats (electric motors and paddling only) may be placed in the water by hand year-round as conditions permit.