$40 – $2,000

Party for the Parks! 2021

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$40 – $2,000

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Mingo Lodge at Sand Run Metro Park

1501 Sand Run Parkway

Akron, OH 44313

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The Friends of Metro Parks has something special to celebrate – our 30th anniversary - and what better way than to Party for the Parks!

About this event

Join us in supporting outreach programs to bring kids and adults 55+ into the Summit Metro Parks to learn and connect with nature. When you ‘Party for the Parks!’ you help us sustain and grow our outreach programs that seek to inspire the next generation of park allies and help adults connect with nature in new ways.

Plus, this year we have something else to celebrate.... our 30th anniversary!!

Meal Options:

Enjoy an upscale picnic with individually boxed dinners for adults and kids. Options include:

  • Shaved beef brisket on ciabatta bread w/ arugula, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, and horseradish aioli.
  • Grilled chicken on ciabatta bread w/ smoked gouda, fancy greens, sliced tomato, and Sundried Tomato Aioli.
  • Grilled veggie wrap w/ summer squash and zucchini, peppers, mushrooms, and onions.
  • All sandwiches will be served with a tossed salad w/ white french dressing, cheese and grape cup, Italian lemon cake
  • Kids Meal: Uncrustable PB&J sandwich, apple slices, carrots and dip, jumbo cookie, chips, and bottled Tropicana apple juice.

Each adult dinner will come with a choice of (1) beer or (1) wine or (1) Norka soda. Kids' meals will have the choice of bottled water or (1) Norka soda. Additional beverages will be available for purchase.

Coffee will be provided from Akron-based Pearl Coffee Company. In addition, smores will be available for all to enjoy!

This year, for those that can't stay and party, we are offering an order ahead "grab-n-go" dinner and drink option available from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Dinner and event ticket sales will not be available day of the event. You must purchase and select your meal in advance.

Venue & Entertainment:

Join us for an evening of casual outdoor entertainment at Mingo Lodge in the Sand Run Metro Park. Parking is free. Bring your favorite comfortable folding chair or blanket for a casual and laid-back evening.

Live entertainment starts at 6:00 pm and will include the talents of:

  • The wonderfully and multi-talented Natalie Grace Martin [WKSU Interview] will be performing from a set of original songs as well as cover songs from the last 20 years.
  • Local band DreamStates [DreamStates the band] will round out the evening with music that exudes hope and positivity, knows no bounds stylistically, and is full of catchy melodies, clever hooks, and lush instrumentation.

Miscellaneous:

Late July evenings in Akron, Ohio are some of our favorite times to be outdoors. But since 'Party for the Parks!' will be outside this year, there is always the chance nature won't cooperate. In the unfortunate event we must cancel due to inclement weather, all dinners and drinks will be made available as a grab-n-go option.

Friends of the Metro Parks is designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. EIN# 34-1681376

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Mingo Lodge at Sand Run Metro Park

1501 Sand Run Parkway

Akron, OH 44313

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Refund policy

No Refunds

Organizer Friends of Metro Parks

Organizer of Party for the Parks! 2021

Our mission is to serve as a dedicated, collective champion for the parks and public resources of Summit Metro Parks. We do this by serving as a common voice of our members and the community advocating for the best interests of the parks and organizing outreach programming designed to foster park stewards.

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