Check here for recent updates on important information regarding trail closures, park alerts and ongoing construction.
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.
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 the rivers may be under water in periods of river flooding. Please scout and plan your trips accordingly.
Possum Creek MetroPark Blue Horse Trail Closed
8/21/19: The Blue Horse Trail at Possum Creek MetroPark will be closed through the beginning of February, 2020.
This alert applies to the following parks:Possum Creek
Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark Boardwalk Closed
6/28/19: The boardwalk and the Marie Aull Trail at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark is closed due to storm damage.
This alert applies to the following parks:Wegerzyn Gardens
Sugarcreek MetroPark Cross Country Schedule
6/10/19: High school cross country training has been permitted for the following times:
- Centerville: 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM on Mondays, June 10 through August 12 and 6:15 – 9:15 PM on July 22; 3:15 – 6:15 PM for August 19 through October 7, plus 8 – 11 AM on October 14
- Alter: 3:15 – 4:45 PM on Wednesdays, July 8 through November 11
- Bellbrook: 6 to 7:30 PM on Tuesdays and 8:30 – 10 AM on Thursdays through July 25
This alert applies to the following parks:Sugarcreek
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.
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.
This alert applies to the following parks:Hills & Dales
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. 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.
This alert applies to the following parks:Paved Trails