Aurora — Summit Metro Parks will manage two nearby green space entitities under an agreement with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Officials have signed a 25-year management agreement with ODNR for Tinkers Creek State Nature Preserve in Aurora and Tinkers Creek State Park in Streetsboro. Both areas make up a combined 1,141 acres and are contiguous with the district’s 2,000-acre Liberty Park in Twinsburg, Twinsburg Township and Reminderville.
The deal also transfers management of the 6-acre Portage Lakes Wetlands State Nature Preserve, a sphagnum bog surrounded by Portage Lakes State Park in Akron, and the 18-acre Karlo Fen, a wetlands about 12 miles southeast of Akron.
“The two Tinkers Creek properties see mostly local visitors for day-use activities, which is consistent with other areas we manage,” said Keith Shy, director / secretary for Summit Metro Parks. “They are great additions to our park district.”

For more information, check the Aurora Advocate's Aug. 27 edition.