Each Metro Park is open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. unless otherwise posted. Summit Metro Parks locations are open seven days a week, 365 days a year. Visit our contact page for additional hours and information.
No, it's free to visit your Metro Parks.
Pets are allowed in most parks, as long as they are kept on a leash, 8-feet long or less. Dogs are not permitted at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm since it's a designated nature study area.
Yes, but alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the park district (except at designated locations with a permit from the Executive Director). Also, you must complete a Special-Use Permit and send it to the administrative offices at least four weeks before your event.
The Jogging Trail in Sand Run Metro Park is plowed, but other trails are not.
Geocaching and letterboxing are not permitted, but virtual caches and "EarthCaches" are okay as long as visitors stay on designated trails. Items may not be left behind for other visitors to find. As the saying goes, "Take only photographs, leave only footprints."
No, metal detectors are not permitted in the Metro Parks.
With beautiful scenes around every corner, Summit Metro Parks encourages the use of personal cameras, provided the photography does not interfere with park operations and visitation.
Group photography, professional photography and photography for commercial purposes are prohibited at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm. Professional photography sessions for weddings and other special occasions are welcomed at all other parks, with an approved special-use permit.
Summit Metro Parks does not permit the use of its name, image or logo for commercial purposes without prior approval. Arrangements to film, tape, record, photograph or create artistic renderings or displays must be made in advance by submitting a special-use permit.