Summit Metro Parks We're Your Back Yard

Alerts

For details, call the admin offices 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday: 330-867-5511.


Last updated September 17, 2018

MULTIPURPOSE TRAILS

Bike & Hike Trail:

  • 09/04/18: First Energy is continuing utility pole replacement work along the Bike & Hike Trail in Stow and Hudson. A trail closure will be in effect for the section of trail at Hampshire Road heading north to Barlow Road. The closure will be in effect until October 15.

Towpath Trail:

  • 09/10/18: Beginning Monday, 9/10 and continuing for approximately one week, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will be cutting weeds in the canal along the Towpath Trail. This work will include some temporary trail closures on the section of the trail just south of the Manchester Road Trailhead.
  • Through 2019: Due to sewer work in Akron, the trail is rerouted between Memorial Parkway and the Mustill Store Trailhead, just north of downtown. The new route will be in effect for several years. Get more information on this project.

PARKS

Goodyear Heights Metro Park

  • 10/10/18: A cross-country event will bring about 200 people to the main entrance area of the park. Visitors should expect higher than usual park use between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Gorge Metro Park

  • Ongoing: Until further notice, Gorge Trail is closed for repairs in the section beyond Mary Campbell Cave.
  • Ongoing: Sections of the Highbridge Trail may  be closed intermittently as the Summit County Engineer conducts repairs to the High Level Bridge.

Liberty Park

  • 09/17/18: Tinker's Creek State Nature Preserve will be closed until further notice while crews perform repairs to the parking lot. 

Munroe Falls Metro Park

  • 10/13/18: A 5-mile race will take place on Indian Spring Trail  and Meadow Trail. Park visitors should expect heavier than usual traffic in these areas between 6 and 11 a.m.
  • 11/3/18: A 5-mile race will take place on Indian Spring Trail  and Meadow Trail. Park visitors should expect heavier than usual traffic in these areas between 6 and 11 a.m.
  • 12/1/18: A 5-mile race will take place on Indian Spring Trail  and Meadow Trail. Park visitors should expect heavier than usual traffic in these areas between 6 and 11 a.m.

Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park

  • Ongoing: The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has cut trees along their dam at Nimisila, off Jones Drive and South Main Street. Though Summit Metro Parks manages Nimisila, the park is owned by the State, and the maintenance, safety and operation of the dam is the responsibility of ODNR. Summit Metro Parks is not responsible for the tree work. Please call ODNR with questions.

Sand Run Metro Park

  • 09/06/18: The City of Akron is performing resurfacing work on Merriman Road between Portage Path and the railroad crossing near Kingswood Drive. Access to the Big Bend Area and the Administrative Office from Merriman could be impacted during these repairs. Please contact the city for updates.

Silver Creek Metro Park

  • 09/23/18: The cross-country course will be closed to the public from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a private running event.
  • 09/29/18: The cross-country course will be closed to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a private running event.09/29/18: The cross-country course will be closed to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a private running event.
  • 10/11/18: The cross-country course will be closed to the public from 3 to 8 p.m. for a private running event.