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.

Englewood MetroPark West Park paving project closures

9/28/16: The West Park roadway/parking lot renovation, repair, and resurfacing project is underway. Due to the nature of the project, there may be traffic delays, access obstructions and temporary closures to the West Park roadway, parking lot, bikeway and shelters. On-site signage will inform patrons of possible closures. The project is scheduled to be completed by October 15.

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Cox Arboretum MetroPark Tree Tower temporarily closed

9/7/16: The Cox Arboretum MetroPark Tree Tower is temporarily closed for maintenance.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Cox Arboretum

Section of Sugarcreek MetroPark blue trail closed

9/7/16: The blue trail steps at Sugarcreek MetroPark between intersections 14 and 15 will be closed for approximately one month starting September 7.  The construction will remove uneven steps and install a winding, gently sloped trail.  The work will not affect any other trails at Sugarcreek MetroPark.

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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.

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.

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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.

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