From the Alerts section of the Metro Parks, Serving Summit County website:
Updated July 11, 2013, For details, call the administrative offices 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday: 330-867-5511.
7/11/13: Until further notice, all sections of the Towpath Trail managed by Metro Parks are closed as we evaluate post-storm conditions. (We manage 22.4 miles, from the Botzum Trailhead to the Stark County line, except about three miles through Downtown Akron.) The City of Akron is expanding the community center at Summit Lake (380 W. Crosier St., Akron). The work will not impact or close the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, which runs behind the center on the east bank of the lake, but it has closed the parking lot closest to the trail and the center’s basketball courts.