Munroe Falls Historical Society Newsletter

Article #:108
Volume/Issue: 12 / 4
Date: 2008-05-01
Title: The Purchase of Munroe Falls Park
Author: Bruce, Robert
Subject: Munroe Falls Park,
This letter, dated May 20, 1978, was written by long-time Munroe Falls resident Robert C. Bruce to Summit County Probate Judge Nathan Koplin following the purchase of Munroe Falls Park by Akron Metro Parks in 1978. A ten-member park study committee, chaired by former Mayor Boggs, met for the first time in August 1977. A consultant was later hired, and a 40-page finalized report went to Village Council in November 1977. After months of delays and negotiations, the Metro Park board voted to purchase Renners Park for one million dollars on April 28, 1978. Included with this letter is a photo of the park's swimming area, courtesy of Metro Parks Serving Summit County.

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