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.


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

6/4/2021: The Deeds Point pedestrian bridge project is in the final stages of completion. The work is very dependent on dry and warm weather conditions that allow time for paint to dry. The estimated timeline for project completion is approximately 3 weeks from June 1 – again, this depends on weather conditions.

To finish the bridge as soon as possible, contractors will be working weekends if the weather allows. When contractors are working on the bridge, the Five Rivers Fountain of Lights will not operate, since the fountain makes the bridge wet. Therefore, from now until the bridge is completed, the fountain will not run on a daily basis but only as painting on the bridge allows.

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 Orange Horse Trail Section Closed

6/3/21: 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

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

Englewood MetroPark Purple Trail Reroute

2/28/20: The steps near the Patty Falls area were removed to protect a sensitive habitat from further erosion.  The falls can still be accessed via the green trail and the re-routed purple trail.

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