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

Five Rivers MetroParks cares deeply about the health of its employees, volunteers and community. Five Rivers MetroParks continues to follow the directives and requirements from Governor DeWine, Ohio Department of Health , Public Health — Dayton & Montgomery County and CDC. MetroParks also is responding with the health and safety of its community, volunteers and employees top of mind. For the most up-to-date information on MetroParks operations related to COVID-19, please visit the MetroParks COVID-19 update page. 

You can also find the most current information — as well as navigate trails, locate park amenities and much more — by downloading Five Rivers MetroParks’ new mobile app , powered by OuterSpatial.

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 .


SNAP/EBT Exchange Center Temporarily Unavailable at 2nd Street Market

We are working to restore this service as soon as possible.

This alert applies to the following parks:

2nd Street Market

COVID-19 select closures and cancellations extended until further notice

4/15/2021: In its response to COVID-19, Five Rivers MetroParks is following directives and requirements from the Ohio Department of Health, Public Health — Dayton & Montgomery County and CDC. MetroParks also is responding with the health and safety of its employees, volunteers and community top of mind.

All Five Rivers MetroParks parks and trails are open. However, visitors should read the alerts below and plan ahead by visiting the MetroParks COVID-19 update page.

Island playground closed until further notice

The playground at Island MetroPark is closed until further notice for maintenance repairs. Updates will be made when repairs are complete.

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Possum Creek Nature Play CLOSED

Possum Creek’s Nature Play will be CLOSED starting on 11/12/20 for construction, as staff will be working on enhancing the nature play. It will re-open once construction is completed.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Possum Creek

Pedestrian Bridge at Deeds Point MetroPark closed

3/18/2021: Construction to replace the Deeds Point MetroPark pedestrian bridge has begun. The goal is to complete construction by the middle of 2021, although the construction schedule is highly dependent on weather, as well as river conditions and water levels. The nearby Webster Street Bridge serves 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 at 937-275-PARK.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Deeds Point RiverScape

Access to Huffman Prairie Flying Field

Before planning a visit to the Huffman Prairie Flying field, please double check the National Parks website. Access to this site is closed periodically for WPAFB functions.

This alert applies to the following parks:


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 Closed; Lobby at Visitor Center will reopen May 8

4/19/21:  The Historical Farm buildings and Visitor Center at Carriage Hill MetroPark are closed due to COVID-19. The lobby at the Visitor Center will reopen on weekends beginning May 8. The Country Store at Carriage Hill MetroPark has permanently closed.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Carriage Hill

Wegeryzn Gardens MetroPark Visitor Center closed

5/5/2021:  The Visitor Center is closed due to COVID-19.

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

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