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  Sugarcreek MetroPark
Sugarcreek MetroPark
4178 Conference Road, Bellbrook, Ohio 45305
(937) 275-PARK (7275)
 
   
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Summer Update
The spring wildflowers give way to the cool shade of the woodlands. A pileated woodpecker is busy bringing food to new nestlings and the almost-fluorescent red scarlet tanager sings in the tree tops. Kids love exploring and creating in the Nature Play area. Watch as the prairies begin to come to life under the summer sun and the towering plants begin to bloom. The horse trails beckon equestrians to explore the varied habitat. Your visit is not complete without a stop at the “Three Sisters.”

Work on Sugarcreek’s trails is under way, which will convert existing hiking trails into sustainable trails. Working with the land and sculpting trails using natural contours, sustainable trails reduce erosion and create large swaths of undisturbed habitat. When opened, new trails sections may be hazardous until the surface has been compacted by use. Please use caution.

 
    • Three 550 year old oak trees, a tall grass prairie, woodlands and scenic Sugar Creek beckon visitors. Although much of Sugarcreek's 618 acres were once farmland, MetroParks land management practices and natural processes have resulted in a variety of habitats. These support diverse wildlife that can be discovered as you hike, horseback ride or enjoy a leisurely picnic.


    • The Dayton – Montgomery County Park District (MetroParks) was formed in 1965. As they began to develop parks, they desired to find land to serve the suburbs south of Dayton, but by the mid 1960's, land prices in Centerville and Washington Township had already escalated beyond the reach of the young Park District's budget. Sugarcreek MetroPark, in Greene County, was acquired in October 1966 to meet those needs.

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    • There are several disabled parking sites at the Trail Center's parking lot off of Conference Road. The public restrooms at the trail head have accessible stalls. The drinking fountains are of the older style and work well for some, but the one at the trail head is new and accessible for wheelchair users.

      There is a level, paved path that goes from the parking lot, past the public restroom and the new drinking fountain and makes a quarter mile loop through the scenic prairie. A picnic shelter with an accessible table is also located just off of the path.


    • Directions:

      To get to the Main Office:
      From I-675, take the Wilmington Pike exit, and go south. Follow Wilmington Pike, past SR725, to the Park Office, on the left at 7636 Wilmington Pike.

      To get to the Trail Center:
      Continue past the Park Office, to the first stop sign at Conference Road. Continue straight on Conference Road, and the Trail Center is the first area on the left at 4178 Conference Road.

      To get to Oak Camp:
      continue past the Trail Center to the first stop sign at Ferry Road. Turn left on Ferry Road, and Oak Camp will be on the left at 2471 Ferry Road.

      Public Transportation
      RTA Bus Routes 16 or 23
      Take route 16 south through downtown to Wilmington Pike and Alex Bell Road. Walk south for about one mile on Wilmington Pike to the park. Caution: there are no sidewalks and traffic can be heavy. Route 23 also approaches the park.

      Plan a Bus Trip!
      Learn about RTA's Bike Rack Program


    • Sugarcreek MetroPark is a very diverse area with all stages of succession, mature forests, a trio of 500-year old white oaks, varied topography, a planted prairie, meadows, and scenic Sugar Creek. The planted prairie provides a diverse mix of native prairie and old-field species but requires yearly burning or mowing due to the abundance of brambles and small trees. Visitors also will find a large meadow and two pastures.

Visitor Information

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 39.617079
Longitude: -84.097669

Park Hours:

  • April 1 - Oct. 31, 8 am – 10 pm
  • Nov. 1 - March 31, 8 am – 8 pm
  • Closed Christmas and New Year's Day

Parking:
Free parking is available: See map

School Group Tours:
Schools and other groups may schedule guided tours. Call (937) 277-4178 to schedule.
View a list of Field Trips.

Pet Policy:
Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed and under control at all times.

Additional Addresses:

Office / Horse Trailer Lot:
7636 Wilmington Pike,
Bellbrook, Ohio 45305

Trail Center / Ash Camp:
4178 Conference Road,
Bellbrook, OH 45305

Oak Camp:
2471 Ferry Road
Bellbrook, OH 45305

 
 
 
 
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