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.
Section of Great Miami North Rec Trail Closed
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.
Woodman Fen Trail Closed
The perimeter trail at Woodman Fen is temporarily closed.
Englewood MetroPark nature play area closed
The nature play area at Englewood MetroPark is closed for maintenance.
Cox Arboretum MetroPark Loop Path updates
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.
Mad River Trail construction at Harshman Bridge
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.
Trail Closure at Taylorsville MetroPark
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.
Strategic Trail Initiative begins at Sugarcreek MetroPark
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 >>
Great Miami Bikeway closures and detour information
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.