Summit Metro Parks Your Back Yard for 95 Years
Park Initiatives

Park Initiatives

Special Projects

At Summit Metro Parks, we're continually working to improve our park system. Learn more about a few ongoing initiatives below.

Christmas Tree Recycling

On average, more than 2,000 trees are collected each year and chipped into mulch used by crews to beautify Summit Metro Parks.

Drop-off locations are listed here.

Deer Management

Regionally and throughout the state, changes in habitat and the elimination of natural predators have allowed deer herds to grow to unnatural densities, threatening biodiversity.

As part of its ongoing deer management program, Summit Metro Parks allows hunting by bow and arrow or crossbow during hunting season. The park district also culls deer in select areas.

Learn more here.