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Summit County Metro Parks remain open as government shuts down

Source: Summit County Metro Parks Twitter Source: Summit County Metro Parks Twitter
SUMMIT COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -

The 14 parks and 125 miles of trails managed by Metro Parks, Serving Summit County are locally owned and operated, and not affected by the shutdown of the federal government.

"Yes, we're open for business," spokesperson Nathan Eppink said. "Over the years we have received some federal grants for special projects like stream restorations and trail construction, but our day-to-day operations and public programs are paid for by Summit County property owners, not Washington, D.C."

The park district is funded by a 1.46-mill Summit County real-estate tax. Most Metro Parks areas are open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., unless otherwise posted.

For more information about the park district, visit summitmetroparks.org or call 330-865-8065.

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