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 or follow #MVTrails on Twitter for more detailed information regarding closures and alerts.
  • The Cox Arboretum MetroPark Tree Tower and Children’s Discovery Garden at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark may be closed due to inclement weather conditions.

Loop Path construction update

Loo Path construction is now crossing the asphalt path that runs from the Terrace, along the east side of the middle pond, to the Edible Landscape Garden.  This access to the Edible Landscape Garden will remain closed until Friday, August 26, weather permitting.  The best hard surface access to the Edible Landscape Garden during this time is the Loop Path from the Butterfly House, east (left) through the Shrub Garden to the gravel path leading through the west gate.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Cox Arboretum

Eastwood Lake closed Aug. 26-28

Eastwood Lake will be closed Friday, August 26 through 6 PM Sunday, August 28 for the Great American Outboard Race. Fishing from the shore is not permitted during the day, but night fishing is still allowed on Friday and Saturday night. The Blue Hole will be open to the public.

This alert applies to the following parks:


Cox Arobretum MetroPark Butterfly House access changed

The designated access to the Butterfly House from the Zoringer Visitor Center is north along the Loop Path to the Wildflower Area, across the bridge and up the gentle slope now heading west and then south to the Butterfly House.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Cox Arboretum

Mad River Trail, waterway closures for bridge construction

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.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Paved Trails Eastwood RiverScape

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:


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:


Great Miami Bikeway closure 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 project. The closures affect 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.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Paved Trails

Stay Updated!

We Want Your Feedback!

  • Please add any comments you have for improving the website. We welcome suggestions on specific areas for improvements, features you would like to see added to the site, and examples of what you consider good websites.