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.

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 2019-2020

Executive Committee:

Steve Bodle, President and Secretary

Kimberly Beckett, Vice President

Hank Schueler, Treasurer


Ted Forsberg

Sara Finan

Zach Freidhof

Brighid Hillmuth

Jonathan Houk

Judy James

Darryl Kleinhenz

Sandra Kurt


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

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