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Closures & Cancellations:

  • During, and immediately following periods of severe winter weather, some areas of MetroParks facilities may not be available for use. These areas will be reopened as soon as possible after such an event. Five Rivers MetroParks follows a reopening plan that has been developed to best protect and serve the majority of visitors as quickly as possible.
  • The recreation trails near the rivers may be under water in periods of river flooding. Please scout and plan your trips accordingly. Use caution when traveling on sections that are under water, choosing an alternate route if at all possible. Visit miamivalleytrails.org or follow #MVTrails on Twitter for more detailed information regarding closures and alerts.
  • Water has been turned off for some park restrooms, reservable areas and drinking fountains for the season. Check the individual park pages for winter notices and plan your trips accordingly.
  • The Cox Arboretum MetroPark Tree Tower may be closed due to inclement weather conditions.

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Section of Great Miami North Rec Trail Closed
2/9/2016

The Great Miami North Rec Trail from the parking lot at the intersection of Old Springfield Rd and Canal Rd to the North Park Parking Lot at 2005 U.S R.t 40 (through Taylorsville MetroPark) is currently closed as woody debris is cleared. Signs have been placed to notify users that the area is closed and equipment is working. This area will be closed from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily until further notice.

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Woodman Fen Trail Closed
2/1/2016

The perimeter trail at Woodman Fen is temporarily closed.

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Englewood MetroPark nature play area closed
1/21/2016

The nature play area at Englewood MetroPark is closed for maintenance.

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Cox Arboretum MetroPark Loop Path updates
12/4/2015

Loop Path construction along the west side of the parking lot is complete. Orange hazard fence is removed and access to the Visitor Center is fully available. The disability parking spaces remain temporarily relocated to the east side of the block while details of lighting and new signage are completed. Currently, power is restored to the parking lot lighting and the front entrance sign.

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Mad River Trail construction at Harshman Bridge
11/19/2015

The section of the Mad River Bike Trail that goes under the Harshman Bridge will be closed for the remainder of the bridge construction. Detour signs are posted directing to the traffic light at the Eastwood MetroPark entrance. There will also be buoys placed in the river north and south of the Huffman Dam to warn watercraft users that they will not be able to enter the construction zone.

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Trail Closure at Taylorsville MetroPark
4/15/2015

The Buckeye/North Country trail is closed in Taylorsville MetroPark from the Tadmor Lot (2005 U.S 40) to Old Springfield Rd. Users are advised to use the Great Miami River Bikeway as their route for this portion of trail until further notice.

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Strategic Trail Initiative begins at Sugarcreek MetroPark
9/3/2013

The Strategic Trail Initiative (STI) has officially begun at Sugarcreek MetroPark. MetroParks' staff has started to construct new pieces of trail on the Red/Green loop. The old trails will remain open while new construction is taking place, one section at a time. Once a new section has been completed with specialized machinery, hand working crews will finalize the new trail. When opened, new trails sections may be hazardous until the surface has been compacted by use. Please use caution. Trails will stablize once they dry from winter/spring moisture.

Hand working days are great opportunities for visitors to come and volunteer and be part of the new trails being built. Call our Volunteer Coordinator Yvonne Dunphy at (937) 277-4147 to learn more about volunteer trail work days including dates and times of trail work days. Contruction will begin again in May, weather permitting. View a map of Sugarcreek highlighting the proposed trail changes >>

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Great Miami Bikeway closures and detour information
5/16/2013

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has temporarily closed the Great Miami River Bikeway in downtown Dayton, as part of the I-75 Modernization (Phase 2) project, effective November 25, 2012. The closures impact the bikeway on BOTH sides of the Great Miami River. ODOT and the City of Dayton will maintain marked detours around the closures to allow for cycling and walking traffic to proceed along the trail route.

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Alerts, Closures & Construction
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Sustainable Trail Project FAQ
Alert IconCAUTION - Due to the effects of the emerald ash borer, tree felling will be taking place within specific MetroParks and potentially along roadways adjacent to MetroParks' property throughout the year. Watch this page for any potential road or trail closures, and look for signs and barriers in the parks alerting you that felling is taking place. You can learn more about the emerald ash borer and what Five Rivers MetroParks is doing to combat this invasive beetle by visiting metroparks.org/ash. Want to help with reforestation efforts? Ongoing volunteer projects are available. Learn more and sign up at metroparks.org/forests.
Program Cancelations
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Programs that require reservations may be canceled if a minimum number of reservations are not received. Those with reservations will be contacted if such a situation occurs.
Winter Storm Policy
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During, and immediately following periods of severe winter weather some areas of MetroParks facilities may not be available for use. These areas will be reopened as soon as possible after such an event. We follow a reopening plan that has been developed to best protect and best serve the majority of visitors as quickly as possible.
Trail Conditions
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MetroParks Mountain Biking Area (MoMBA) Trail Conditions
For up to date trail conditions and closures at MoMBA, please call 937-277-4374. Enjoy the Trails and "Get Out and Ride!"

Twin Valley Backpacking Trail (TVT) Conditions
For up to date trail conditions and closures at TVT, please call (937) 274-3163. Check current weather conditions and short-term forecasts immediately before entering the backcountry. See you on the Trail!

River Corridor and Bikeways
The paved bikeways along our waterways are not snow-plowed in winter months, with the exception of a few locations. These trails may be snow and ice-covered in spots throughout the season. Take particular caution on bridges and overpasses, as they tend to freeze first. When snow-covered, residents are welcome to use these bikeways for cross-country skiing.

Unpaved Hiking & Horse Trails
Exploring the wilderness in winter is a wonderful experience. Whether gliding through the trees on cross-country skis, or hiking up a ridge to a beautiful view, the silence and beauty of winter is truly something special. At the same time, the snowy, cold, winter environment can be dangerous. Plan your trips accordingly with the weather, and bring the right equipment to travel safely in this type of environment.
 
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