Summit Metro Parks is hosting special programs every month in or about Gorge Metro Park, located in Cuyahoga Falls and Akron, where there is a push to remove an obsolete 105-year-old concrete dam.

Unless otherwise indicated, the following events will begin in Gorge Metro Park, at 1160 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls:

Feb. 18, 10 a.m. - noon -- GEOLOGY OF THE GORGE

Join a naturalist to learn how the different rock layers in the park were formed, and about the forces that have shaped those rocks ever since.

Feb. 23, 1 - 3 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26, 1 - 3 p.m. -- CRYSTAL PALACE HIKE

Every year beautiful, colorful icicles form along the Cuyahoga River, creating a "Crystal Palace."

Join a naturalist and discover first-hand the beauty of water in winter. We'll still hike if there's no snow or ice.

For more information about these programs, call 330-865-8065 or visit

To schedule a program or presentation about the Gorge Dam for a civic, school or church group, email Elaine Marsh, watershed specialist, at emarsh@