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

Program Cancellations

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.

Winter Weather Policy

During, and immediately, following periods of severe winter 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.

Hills & Dales MetroPark Boardwalk Closed for Repairs

11/4/19: The boardwalk at Hills & Dales MetroPark will be closed for repairs through Friday, Nov. 15.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Hills & Dales

Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark Boardwalk Closed

10/18/19: The boardwalk at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark is closed due to storm damage.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Wegerzyn Gardens

Carriage Hill MetroPark Country Store Closed

10/1/19: The Country Store at Carriage Hill MetroPark is closed until further notice.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Carriage Hill

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

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:


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.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Deeds Point RiverScape

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

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