Metro Parks programs
SUMMIT COUNTY — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County is offering the following free events. For more information, call (330) 864-8065.
Kids’ Fishing Club, April 8, 10 a.m., Firestone Metro Park’s Little Turtle Pond, 2400 Harrington Road in South Akron. Children ages 15 and younger will learn something new each month and then fish at a stocked pond. Those who attend three Kids’ Fishing Club programs will receive a free T-shirt, certificate and official membership card. A few rods and reels will be available for use during the program. Bait is provided. Participants must be accompanied by adults.
Ohio’s Wild Canines, April 15, 8 p.m., Liberty Park’s Pond Brook Conservation Area, 3973 E. Aurora Road in Twinsburg. Naturalist Randy Outward will describe Ohio’s native canines and then try to “howl up” a coyote on a 1.6-mile night hike of Buttonbush Trail.
Metro Parks History Hike: Deep Lock Quarry, April 22, 10 a.m., Deep Lock Quarry Metro Park, 5779 Riverview Road in Peninsula. Naturalist Mark Ludwig will teach about the history of Deep Lock Quarry on a 1.2-mile hike of Quarry Trail.
Amazing Amphibians, April 23, 2 p.m., Liberty Park’s Pond Brook Conservation Area, 3973 E. Aurora Road in Twinsburg. Ludwig will lead a 1.6-mile hike of Buttonbush Trail and teach about the amphibians that live in the park.
Sounds of Spring, April 28, 7 p.m., Silver Creek Metro Park’s Pheasant Run Area, 5000 Hametown Road in Norton. Naturalist Meghan Hansford will lead a 1.2-mile hike of Pheasant Run Trail to listen for the call of amphibians.