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Metro Parks Serving Summit County
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Head over to the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm gift shop to get 15 percent off lots of goodies.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Have a question about the difficulty of a trail? Need to contact a ranger? This app can help.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The app will be available on May 1, 2013.
GPS directions, downloadable maps, park alerts, news releases, events and links to all the popular social media outlets — that's what Metro Parks, serving Summit County is promising in its new free app. It will be available for download on smart phones May 1. It will include directions to 14 parks, 40 trail maps covering 125 miles, birding hot spots in the park district, 25 historical landmarks, sledding hills, fishing areas, restrooms and pavilions/shelters, said spokesman Timothy Hite in this Akron Beacon Journal story. Creating an app usually costs thousands of dollars. Find out how the park system developed it for less than $500 in the full ABJ article.
Metro Parks, Serving Summit County celebrates 10 years of its famous Spree for All. See what it's all about here.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Metro Parks, Serving Summit County shares some safety tips for the area's multi-use trails as they become more populated.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
City council will vote Thursday to relocate the school house from its location on Young Road to Silver Springs.
They did it. Members of the Stow Historical Society had until Dec. 1 to raise enough money to relocate the Stewart Corners School, which is the city's last one-room school house. Today, they have nearly $40,000 in the bank, according to historical society member Robert Flower. The early 1880s schoolhouse is currently located at 5090 Young Road, where it has served as Green Valley United Baptist Church for about the past 45 years. Church trustees sold the property in January 2012 to Metro Parks, Serving Summit County for use as a parking lot for its adjacent hike and bike trail. The parks system was willing to donate the building — but only if it’s moved by Dec. 1. The building has yet to be moved, but there are plans in the works. …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Stow Historical Society launches fundraising campaign to save and preserve former Stewart Corners School on Young Road.
Stow Historical Society has a shot at saving the city’s last viable one-room schoolhouse – if it can raise $45,000 before Dec. 1 to stave off demolition by moving the building for the second time in its 130-year history. The early 1880s Stewart Corners School is currently located at 5090 Young Road, where it has served as Green Valley United Baptist Church for about the past 45 years. Church trustees sold the property in early January to Metro Parks, Serving Summit County for use as a parking lot for its adjacent hike and bike trail. The parks system is willing to donate the building – but only if it’s moved by Dec. 1. The historical society has launched a fundraising campaign to move the old schoolhouse a short distance down Young Road to…
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Senior Ohio Bigfoot expert Mark Maisel will speak in Bath on Saturday.
Think you've seen Sasquatch wandering around the woods? Or maybe you have pictures and you're sure of it. Maybe you have questions about his existence overall. Well, now you can ask them. There have been nine Bigfoot sightings in Summit County, according to The Bigfoot Field Researchers Association. On Sept. 29, Senior Ohio Bigfoot Investigator Mark Maisel will speak at Wild 4 the Night, a free event hosted by Wild4Ever, a locally-based conservation foundation. The event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at Camp Christopher, 1930 N. Hametown Road, Bath. There is no charge for the event, which is sponsored by The Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital and Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, but guests are asked to register in advance at www.wild4ever…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Can't wait to hit your local metro park this spring? Make sure you read about trail etiquette before you do.
Are you excited to enjoy the spring weather and the great outdoors soon? Make sure you read up on the proper etiquette when using you local Metro Park. Metro Parks, Serving Summit County said trail etiquette – or a lack of it – is a recurring issue on multipurpose trails. “We regularly hear from trail users about cyclists going too fast, or runners taking up a whole trail, or people not signaling when they pass others,” Metro Parks spokesperson Nathan Eppink said in a press release. “Every spring, with people ‘rediscovering’ the outdoors, we tend to get more complaints.” Metro Parks rangers are reminding hikers, runners and cyclists to follow these simple guidelines while using multipurpose trails: Metro Parks, Serving Summit County …