Alerts

Check here for recent updates on important information regarding trail closures, park alerts and ongoing construction.

Five Rivers MetroParks Response to COVID-19

3/30/20: Five Rivers MetroParks cares deeply about the health of its employees, volunteers and community.

Following directives from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Public Health, Montgomery County Health Department and the CDC to limit public gatherings, all Five Rivers MetroParks events, programs, shelter and camping reservations and rentals are cancelled until at least May 3.  Registered program participants, permit holders, and those with facility rentals and reservations will be notified of the cancellations and full refunds will be issued in the coming days. All volunteer activities also are cancelled until at least May 3. Please contact your designated Volunteer Coordinator if you have additional questions. Although all indoor spaces have been closed to the public (including restrooms), Five Rivers MetroParks’ outdoor parks and trails remain open.

For the most up-to-date information on MetroParks operations, please visit the MetroParks COVID-19 update page.

Program Cancellations

Programs that require reservations may be cancelled if a minimum number of reservations are not received. Those with reservations will be contacted if such a situation occurs.

Weather Policy

During, and immediately, following periods of severe 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. The recreation trails near rivers may be under water in periods of river flooding. Please scout and plan your trips accordingly with MCD’s trail monitoring tool.

COVID-19 updates and closures; all programs and events cancelled through May 3

3/31/20: Five Rivers MetroParks cares deeply about the health of its employees, volunteers and community.  With the growing concern surrounding Novel COVID-19, MetroParks continues to monitor the situation and respond based on guidance from the Ohio and Montgomery County Health Departments.

For the most up-to-date information on MetroParks operations, please visit this resource page.

 

Parking Limited at Cox Arboretum MetroPark

3/30/20: Per COVID-19 precautions for social distancing, visitor parking has been reduced at Cox Arboretum MetroPark.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Cox Arboretum

Wolf Creek Recreation Trail Closure

3/30/20: The Wolf Creek Recreation Trail from the Antioch Street access and the mouth is closed due to flooding.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Paved Trails

Limited Parking at Island MetroPark

3/30/20: The parking lot at Island MetroPark has limited parking available due to high water.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Island

Great Miami River Trail Closure

3/30/20: The Great Miami River Trail between Triangle Park and the I-75 bridge is closed due to high water.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Paved Trails

Englewood East and North Park Gates Closed

3/30/20: The Englewood East and North Park gates are closed to vehicle traffic due to high water.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Englewood

Huffman Lake Parking Lot Closed

3/30/20: The Huffman Lake (North) parking lot is closed until further notice due to high water.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Huffman

Possum Creek MetroPark Farm Closed

3/24/20: The farm at Possum Creek MetroPark is closed due to the directives from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Public Health, Montgomery County Health Department and the CDC. Learn more about Five Rivers MetroParks’ COVID-19 response.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Possum Creek

Historical Farm Closed

3/24/20: The Historical Farm at Carriage Hill MetroPark is closed due to the directives from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Public Health, Montgomery County Health Department and the CDC. Learn more about Five Rivers MetroParks’ COVID-19 response.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Carriage Hill

Tree Tower Closed

3/24/20: The Tree Tower at Cox Arboretum MetroPark is closed.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Cox Arboretum

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.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.