Welcome to Valley View: A park (almost) a century in the making

Valley View on a late summer evening

In the heart of Akron lies a hidden oasis. Although it’s only a short drive from the city center, once you arrive at the 200-acre Valley View Area, you’ll find yourself transported to a land that feels miles away from civilization.

“Sun Tracker” by Don Drumm
Himelright Lodge
Extensive construction in 2020 repaired the river’s floodplain and improved habitat for aquatic wildlife.
Bald eagles now call Valley View home.

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Summit Metro Parks manages 15,000 acres, 16 parks, three nature centers and more than 150 miles of trails. Find more at www.summitmetroparks.org.

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Summit Metro Parks

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Summit Metro Parks manages 15,000 acres, 16 parks, three nature centers and more than 150 miles of trails. Find more at www.summitmetroparks.org.

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