This is the second in a series of posts about upcoming grant-funded improvements to protect the roads, trails and wildlife of a well-loved park.
The park district announced January 11 that the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program has awarded Summit Metro Parks $2.6 million for critical infrastructure and ecological improvements in Sand Run Metro Park. This funding complements work already underway with a previously awarded $2 million Clean Ohio grant. Together, this $4.6 …
Beginning in March, there will be yet another way to celebrate the Summit Metro Parks centennial — visitors can take the Centennial Tour to visit 20 unique park locations and earn a reward!
Have the Metro Parks been important to you or your family? Tell us your SMP story and share how the parks have had an impact on your life. The 16 parks making up Summit Metro Parks are firmly woven into the history of Summit County itself, and they have played an important role in many lives over the years. Your personal history is our shared history — tell us what the parks have meant to you or your family and you might be featured online, in the local media or in other future projects.
The best place to start your Summit Metro Parks centennial journey is right at your fingertips — www.summitmetroparks100.org. The centennial website is packed with information about what’s to come in 2021, and will be updated regularly throughout the year.
The site features a number of ways to engage with the upcoming celebration, including sharing your own SMP story, taking the Centennial Tour (beginning in March 2021) and planting a Centennial Tree (beginning in spring/summer 2021).
A true highlight of the site is the fun and interactive timeline that allows park enthusiasts and history buffs alike to take a journey through the park district’s past, present and future. …
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Lindsay Smith, marketing & public relations manager
Mike Johnson, Chief of Conservation
The best things to see at every Metro Park are best seen from our trails — we build them that way. At Summit Metro Parks, you will find well-maintained trails that are clearly marked and easy to follow. Trail signs keep patrons on track and notify them how far they have left on their hike. Information at each trailhead kiosk informs the visitor of the distance of each trail and relative level of difficulty. Trail maps and significant sights are easily found on our website and can be printed to carry in the field. …