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Park & Trail FAQs

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Check out the frequently asked questions below, try our Park & Trail Finder, or contact us to learn more.

What are the park hours?

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.

Is there a fee to enter your parks?

No. It's free to visit your Metro Parks, but a fee is charged to enter the beach areas at Munroe Falls Metro Park and Silver Creek Metro Park during swim season. Visit the Swimming page for more information about Swim Passes.

Are dogs and other pets allowed in the 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. During swim season only, pets are not permitted in the beach areas in Munroe Falls Metro Park and Silver Creek Metro Park.

Can I have my wedding in the Metro Parks?

Yes, but alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the park district. Also, you must complete a Special-Use Permit and send it to the administrative offices at least four weeks before your event.

In winter, do you plow the trails?

The Jogging Trail in Sand Run Metro Park is plowed, but other trails are not.

Is geocaching permitted in the Metro Parks?

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."

Are metal detectors allowed?

No, metal detectors are not permitted in the Metro Parks.