In response to the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the state regarding the coronavirus, Summit Metro Parks is extending its closure of indoor facilities and temporary suspension of public programs, volunteer gatherings and other events through at least Sunday, May 10.
All special use permits for groups larger than 50 are canceled through May 10. At this time, rentable outdoor shelters will continue to be available to groups of 50 or fewer. Buildings closed to the public include:
• F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron;
• Liberty Park Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg;
• Summit Lake Nature Center, 390 W. Crosier St., Akron;
• Administrative Offices Lobby, 975 Treaty Line Road, Akron;
• Volunteer Center, located at the Service Center on Sand Run Parkway; and
• All indoor rentable lodges
All parks and trails remain open, and rangers will continue their standard patrols. For general information or to discuss a lodge rental, call 330-867-5511. For more information about building closures and program cancelations, call 330-865-8065.
The park district’s current plan is to reopen all facilities and resume programming on May 11, although that could change at the direction of public health authorities. Any program registration fees will be proactively refunded for programs scheduled through May 10. Lodge and shelter rentals and special use permits scheduled between now and May 10 will be offered an opportunity to reschedule or receive a refund.