Who We Are

Friends of Metro Parks is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports and encourages public enjoyment of Summit Metro Parks through membership, outreach and advocacy. Our members provide financial support that makes possible programs like Outside Is In. Additionally, Friends of Metro Parks serves as an advocate for Summit Metro Parks in local, state and federal issues that impact our parks and helps keep the residents of Summit County informed on these issues and how they can advocate for our parks.

Friends of Metro Parks Board 2017-2018

Executive Committee:

Allan P. Sweet, President and Secretary

Steve Bodle, Vice President

Sara Finan, Treasurer


Kimberly Beckett

Steve Bodle

Sarah Chuba

Gene Esser

Kathi Procop

Gary Riggs, DVM

Hank Schueler

Stephanie Sidoti


Bridget Ambrisco, Executive Director
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Phyllis Boerner

John R. Daily

John Dalton

Christine Freitag

Bob Freitag

Vivian Harig

Mike Kaplan

Amy Mitch

Charlotte Walker

Lynn Stamp

Bert Szabo