About Us


Summit Metro Parks Mission

We conserve, sustainably manage and value natural resources for the health and enjoyment of our community, and inspire people to connect with nature through clean and safe parks.

Summit Metro Parks Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1991 to help donors create a lasting legacy by supporting the goals and mission of the park district.

The Foundation offers long-term continuity and steadfastness, helping to create and maintain our thriving park district. Your gift can help the Foundation enhance the work of the park district, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Your donation is highly valued, and there are many projects and programs to support. Summit Metro Parks manages more than 15,000 acres, featuring 16 parks, several conservation areas, and more than 150 miles of trails, including 22.4 miles of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Annual attendance is about 5.5 million visits.

The Foundation not only funds ongoing work for trails and physical facilities, but we also help park visitors engage by supporting these capital projects, conservation work and educational programs.

Summit Metro Parks conducts exceptional conservation work, and the Foundation supports important ecological restorations and wildlife management. Archeological studies ensure the protection of important artifacts and historical resources. To review our 2023 annual report, click here.

Contact us today to find out more about how you can create a lasting legacy in support of Summit Metro Parks. From a one-time donation to planned giving, we can help you make a difference today and for generations to come.

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