Summit Metro Parks We're Your Back Yard

Publications & Downloads

Green Islands Magazine

Green Islands is our award-winning signature publication. The magazine includes news about nature, programs, park improvements and more. It is produced bi-monthly and mailed free of charge to Summit County residents.*

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This publication is also available in a text-only document.
 


*We only mail to in-county residents because the park district is funded by Summit County tax dollars. However, Friends of Metro Parks sends our publications to its members who live outside of Summit County.

**Adobe Flash is required to view the digital flip-book. 


 

At Home in Nature Activities

Please enjoy this compilation of one-page downloads featuring both indoor and outdoor adventures for all ages.

Bear Hunt

Create a Bat


Repurposed Greeting Cards

Salamander Slime

Seed-starting Instructions

Snake test & origami

Spring Sounds Test

Treasure Hunt

Twig ID Activity

 


Zoom and Desktop DownloadsZoom Backgrounds

Try any of these photos as your Zoom background for video conferences, or simply save them as a desktop background on your device. (Note: You'll need to uncheck "mirror my video" for it to display properly in Zoom.)


2019 Annual Report

Download our 2019 Annual Report to the Community by clicking the link below.

 

Online Field Guide: SPRING Mushrooms

Spring Field GuideThis online-only resource highlights some of the mushrooms you may encounter while hiking in the Metro Parks in spring.

It is arranged in three sections: mushrooms with gills, mushrooms with pores, and other fungi.

**Adobe Flash is required to view the digital flip-book.


Online Field Guide: SUMMER Mushrooms

Summer Field GuideThis online-only resource highlights some of the mushrooms you may encounter while hiking in the Metro Parks in summer.

It is arranged in three sections: mushrooms with gills, mushrooms with pores, and other fungi.

**Adobe Flash is required to view the digital flip-book.


Online Field Guide: FALL Mushrooms

Fall Field GuideThis online-only resource highlights some of the mushrooms you may encounter while hiking in the Metro Parks in fall.

It is arranged in three sections: mushrooms with gills, mushrooms with pores, and other fungi.

**Adobe Flash is required to view the digital flip-book.