Check here for recent updates on important information regarding trail closures, park alerts and ongoing construction.
Winter Storm Policy
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.
- 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.
Restrooms at Paw Paw camp temporarily closed
1/6/17 – The restrooms at Paw Paw camp will be temporarily closed until further notice.
This alert applies to the following parks:Hills & Dales
Cox Arboretum MetroPark Tree Tower temporarily closed for repairs
11/4/16: The Cox Arboretum MetroPark Tree Tower is temporarily closed for repairs.
This alert applies to the following parks:Cox Arboretum
North Great Miami Recreation Trail Closure
10/4/16: The North Great Miami Recreation trail is closed between Little York/Rip Rap area and 5949 Rip Rap Road. This area is behind the Miami Villa neighborhood and will be closed while the Miami Conservancy District works to reinforce the river bank in the area.
This alert applies to the following parks:Paved Trails
Mad River Trail, waterway closures for bridge construction
2/26/16: 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. Please put in below the Harshman Rd. bridge during construction; the best access is at the Mad River Run.
The section of the Mad River Bike Trail that goes under Webster St. Bridge will be open and closed intermittently during the demolition and construction. Check Miami Valley Bike Trails news and alerts page for details on the detour and updates on the opening and closing timeline.
It is recommended that paddlers portage around this construction on the river left side if construction debris appears to be creating a hazard. The conditions under the bridge could change daily.
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