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Publications & Downloads

Green Islands Magazine

Green Islands is our 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.*

If you would like to be added to the mailing list, click here.

*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.


2017 Annual Report

Our 2017 report was only published online. Download it by clicking the link below.

 

Online Field Guide: FALL Mushrooms

This 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.


Online Field Guide: SUMMER Mushrooms

This 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.


Mobile App

Carry 16 parks and 125 miles of trails in your pocket! Download our mobile app from iTunes and Google Play.

The following features are included:

  • GPS-enabled directions, downloadable maps, restroom locations and more for all 16 of the district's parks and the multipurpose Bike & Hike Trail, Freedom Trail and its sections of the Towpath Trail
  • Brief descriptions of 40 trails, with filters based on difficulty and distance
  • A calendar of programs and events
  • Click-to-call phone numbers for rangers, the administrative offices, the visitors center at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm and seasonal information
  • Locations of birding "hot spots," landmarks, fishing areas, sled hills and more
  • Information about reservable lodges and shelters
  • Social media links for Facebook, Instagram, Medium, Twitter and YouTube

Custom-built mobile apps can cost tens of thousands of dollars. By using an online content management platform with graphics designed in-house by Summit Metro Parks staff, the park district publishes and hosts the app for less than $1,000 per year.