Jul 28, 2014

Twinsburg Ledges Opens in Liberty Park on Tuesday

Metro Parks, Serving Summit County will dedicate the Twinsburg Ledges Area in Liberty Park on Tuesday morning

Twinsburg Ledges Opens in Liberty Park on Tuesday

If you thought the Metro Parks system in Twinsburg was great already, you'll be pleased to know things just keep getting better.

Officials from Metro Parks, Serving Summit County and Mayor Katherine Procop will dedicate the on Tuesday at 11 a.m.

A 70-car parking lot and nearly half-mile entrance drive were constructed by Metro Parks this year to make possible the opening of , which leads visitors past a fern and moss-covered system of sandstone ledges, into Glacier Cave and to the edge of a wetland. The trail was built in 2009 with a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

“The ledges are like nothing else in Summit County, and this is the beginning of more great things to come,” said Metro Parks director-secretary Keith Shy in a press release.

In 2013, the park district will open a small nature center on the site with exhibits and displays that highlight the importance of the resources found there. Plans for the building are currently being developed.

At more than 1,800 acres, Liberty Park exists because of a unique partnership between Twinsburg and Metro Parks. The city manages the recreation area with play fields and a playground. The park district manages the remaining acreage, including the new Twinsburg Ledges Area and the Pond Brook Conservation Area on SR 82.

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