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.

Zorniger Education Center Bathroom Closure

12/12/19: The restrooms in the Zorniger Education Center (main building) at Cox Arboretum MetroPark will be closed for renovation from Dec. 16 and through Jan. 16, 2020. Restrooms are available for use in the Kettering Learning Lab, which is directly behind the Zorniger Education Center and across from the Barbara Cox Center for Sustainable Horticulture and greenhouses.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Cox Arboretum

Section of the Great Miami Recreation Trail Closed

12/12/19: A section of the Great Miami Recreation Trail between Birch Drive and Needmore Road will be closed until further notice due to hazardous conditions.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Taylorsville Paved Trails

Englewood MetroPark Purple Trail Segment Closure

12/10/19: A segment of East Park’s purple trail between intersection 21 and 22 is closed for maintenance.

This alert applies to the following parks:


Wolf Creek Recreation Trail Closure

11/26/19: Beaver damage has created hazardous trail condition on portion of Wolf Creek Recreation Trail within Wesleyan MetroPark between the railroad trestle and parking lot.

This alert applies to the following parks:


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

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

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

Stay Updated!

We Want Your Feedback!

  • Please add any comments you have for improving the website. We welcome suggestions on specific areas for improvements, features you would like to see added to the site, and examples of what you consider good websites.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.