Alerts

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

Five Rivers MetroParks Response to COVID-19

6/12/20: Five Rivers MetroParks cares deeply about the health of its employees, volunteers and community.

In its response to COVID-19, Five Rivers MetroParks is following directives and information from the Ohio Department of HealthMontgomery County Health Department and CDC. MetroParks also is responding with the health and safety of its community, volunteers and employees top of mind.

Current directives call for public gatherings to be limited to 10 people or fewer and for social distancing of at least six feet to be maintained. Anticipating these directives will remain in place for some time, Five Rivers MetroParks its extending select closures, cancellations, limitations and restrictions through Sept. 30 or until further notice. Please note, however, these might change, depending on directives from the Ohio Department of Health and governor. MetroParks will update this web page as the situation evolves.

At least one restroom is open in nearly every park, and trash and recycling receptacles are available in high-use areas.

All Five Rivers MetroParks parks and trails are open. However, visitors should read the information below and plan ahead, because some amenities are not available. Visitors also should follow the CDC’s recommendations, particularly for social distancing and wearing face coverings, when spending time outdoors.

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

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 select closures and cancellations extended through Sept. 30

6/4/20: In its response to COVID-19, Five Rivers MetroParks is following directives and information from the Ohio Department of HealthMontgomery County Health Department and CDC. MetroParks also is responding with the health and safety of its community, volunteers and employees top of mind.

Current directives call for public gatherings to be limited to 10 people or fewer and for social distancing of at least six feet to be maintained. Anticipating these directives will remain in place for some time, Five Rivers MetroParks its extending select closures, cancellations, limitations and restrictions through Sept. 30 or until further notice. Please note, however, these might change, depending on directives from the Ohio Department of Health and governor. MetroParks will update this web page as the situation evolves.

All Five Rivers MetroParks parks and trails are open. However, visitors should read the alerts below and plan ahead, because such amenities as restrooms and water fountains are not available. (MetroParks anticipates opening a limited number of restrooms in the next several weeks, and updates will be posted on this page.)

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

 

Wesleyan MetroPark Loop Trail Closed

3/25/20: The Wesleyan loop trail located in Wesleyan park behind the former Nature Center building is closed. The decking to the culvert crossing has been washed out due to flooding and is a hazard to cross.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Wesleyan

2nd Street Market Open Outdoors On Saturdays

5/28/20: Until further notice, the Market will be open only on Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM, rain or shine. Shoppers will need to plan ahead, as a number of precautions will be in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. EBT/SNAP and Produce Perks benefits will be available. Learn more.

This alert applies to the following parks:

2nd Street Market

Possum Creek MetroPark Farm, Orange Horse Trail Section Closed

7/7/20: 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. A section of the Possum Creek Orange Horse Trail east of the Reservable Area on Frytown Road has been closed indefinitely. Trail users should plan for an out and back experience until the trail can be rerouted.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Possum Creek

Carriage Hill MetroPark Historical Farm Buildings, Visitor Center Closed

7/10/20: The Historical Farm buildings and Visitor Center at Carriage Hill MetroPark are 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. The Country Store at Carriage Hill MetroPark remains closed until further notice.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Carriage Hill

Wegeryzn Gardens MetroPark Children's Discovery Garden, Visitor Center Closed

5/24/20: The Children’s Discovery Garden and Visitor Center at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark are 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. The boardwalk at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark also remains closed due to storm damage.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Wegerzyn Gardens

Great Miami Recreation Trail Third Street Bridge Closure

11/14/19: The Great Miami Recreation Trail on both sides of the river will be closed beginning Nov. 25, 2019 for the Third Street Bridge Replacement Project.  The project is expected to take two years for completion. A signed detour will be established on both sides of the river.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Paved Trails

Cox Arboretum MetroPark Parking Limited, Some Facilities Closed

7/6/20: Per COVID-19 precautions for social distancing, visitor parking has been reduced at Cox Arboretum MetroPark. The Tree Tower, Butterfly House, Barbara Cox Center for Sustainable Horticulture and Zorniger Education Center are also closed.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Cox Arboretum

MoMBA Trails Now One-Way

4/10/20: Trails at MoMBA are now one-way. Please follow the posted signs (pictured above).

This alert applies to the following parks:

Huffman

One-Way Trails, Social Distancing Measures at Aullwood MetroPark

4/10/20: Aullwood MetroPark now has mulched areas for people to safely step off the trail to let others pass at a six foot distance and some sections of trails will now be one-way. Please follow the posted signs (pictured above).

 

This alert applies to the following parks:

Aullwood Garden

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