Check here for recent updates on important information regarding trail closures, park alerts and ongoing construction.
- 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.
- 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.
- Some areas of MetroParks facilities may not be available for use during periods of severe winter weather. These areas will be reopened as soon as possible. We follow a reopening plan that has been developed to best protect and best serve the majority of visitors as quickly as possible.
Keowee Street Bridge construction detour
11/28/17: A detour route will be constructed for the Great Miami River Recreational Trail prior to commencing demolition of the Keowee Street bridge. This short detour will route trail users up a paved ramp to the top of the levee, across Keowee Street at the north end of the bridge, and back down a paved ramp to the Trail, a total distance of about one thousand feet. Trail users will be separated from traffic by concrete barriers when crossing Keowee Street. The detour is expected to be completed in the next three to four weeks, and detour signing will be erected by the contractor when it is ready for use. The detour will remain in place until the bridge is completed, which is estimated to be September of 2019.
Also during bridge construction, boat traffic on the Great Miami River will not be able to cross under the bridge. The portage route for boaters is the same as the detour for the Great Miami River Recreational Trail described above. Advance signage for boaters will be erected by the contractor.
This alert applies to the following parks:Paved Trails
Cox Arboretum MetroPark Tree Tower temporarily closed for reconstruction
11/16/17: The Cox Arboretum MetroPark Tree Tower is temporarily closed for reconstruction. Read more.
This alert applies to the following parks:Cox Arboretum
MoMBA Hilltop Flow trail closed
10/25/17: The MoMBA Hilltop Flow trail at Huffman MetroPark will be closed until further notice due to maintenance.
This alert applies to the following parks:Huffman
Helena Street Bridge closure
9/30/16: The Helena St. bridge is currently closed for construction. Visitors may access Island MetroPark via North Bend Blvd.
This alert applies to the following parks:Island
Water off at several areas of Germantown MetroPark
Due to a well issue, there is no water available at the Welcome Center or Cottonwood, Gold Finch or Morning Glory shelters until further notice. There will continue to be vault toilet access for the affected shelters and a port-a-let in the Welcome Center parking lot.
This alert applies to the following parks:Germantown
Trail closure at Taylorsville MetroPark
The Buckeye/North Country trail is closed in Taylorsville MetroPark between the Tadmor Lot and Old Springfield Rd. Users are advised to use the Great Miami River Bikeway as their route for this portion of trail until further notice.
This alert applies to the following parks:Taylorsville