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.
  • 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.

May 25 downtown street closures

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Huffman Lake closed

5/17/19: Huffman Lake is closed due to rising water levels.

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Great Miami Recreation Trail scheduled closures

5/17/19: Closures of the Great Miami Recreation Trail where it passes under the Main Street/SR 48 bridge repair project are scheduled for the nights of Monday, May 20, and Tuesday, May 28  These closures will occur overnight and allow for the removal of the existing bridge deck on the west side. Full weekend closures are scheduled for the weekends of June 7 and June 14. This work cannot occur safely if the trail remains open. Signed detours are in place to guide trail users around the closed sections on the north and south sides of the river.

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Paved Trails

Hilton Drive Detour at Hills & Dales MetroPark

5/14/19: A new curb and street surface are being added along Hilton Dr. from Cardington to Stockton. During this time, Hilton Dr. will be closed and a detour into the White Oak Camp portion of Hills & Dales MetroPark (2606 Hilton Dr.) will be available on Glenbeck Ave. either from South Dixie or via Crescent and Crauder. The City of Kettering has placed signs at nearby intersections to guide traffic in and out of the park. Construction will be taking place 7 AM to 5 PM, Mon.-Fri. Construction equipment will be stored on some parts of park property, but White Oak Camp will be available for use. The estimated completion date for the project is Nov. 1, 2019.

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Hills & Dales

Pedestrian bridge at Deeds Point MetroPark closed

4/2/19: The pedestrian bridge at Deeds Point MetroPark is closed. Reconstruction will begin in spring of 2020. The Webster Street Bridge will serve as a detour.  Directional signage for the detour is posted at both the pedestrian and Webster Street bridges. For more information, contact Chief of Planning and Projects Carrie Scarff, 937-277-5399.

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Deeds Point RiverScape

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.

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Paved Trails

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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