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Probate court, metro parks team up to bring the outside in

Published: January 10, 2018

AKRON––Summit County Probate Court and Summit Metro Parks have partnered to bring the beauty of the outdoors indoors in downtown Akron. 

A unique photo exhibit will showcase local nature photos in an unusual space – the first floor of the Summit County Courthouse – as a respite and welcome distraction in the traditional government setting. 

The photos were submitted by park visitors who captured the region’s beauty within the areas managed by the parks and then entered their pictures for consideration to be included in the park district’s annual amateur photo exhibit.

Many of the entries will be on display through May in the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm Visitors Center.

Additional photos from the photo contest will now also be showcased at the courthouse.

“We live in one of the most beautiful parts of Ohio, and this exhibit will give all court visitors a chance to enjoy that splendor in a way that will brighten their whole day,” said Summit County Probate Court Judge Elinore Marsh.

Photos at the courthouse exhibit will be displayed near the probate court from through Feb. 5.

“We're grateful to have another public space to showcase the beauty of the Metro Parks and the talents of our visitors,” said Nathan Eppink, Summit Metro Parks’ chief of community engagement.

The Summit County Court House is open to the public 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 209 S High St, in Akron.


F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm is located at 1828 Smith Rd. in Akron and is open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 12 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The visitors center is closed most Mondays, but may be open select Monday and holidays.


The annual photo contest is held each fall.  Visit www.summitcountymetroparks.org for details.