Alerts

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

Five Rivers MetroParks Response to COVID-19

4/10/20: Five Rivers MetroParks cares deeply about the health of its employees, volunteers and community.

Following directives from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Public Health, Montgomery County Health Department and the CDC to limit public gatherings, all Five Rivers MetroParks events, programs, shelter and camping reservations, rentals and volunteer activities are cancelled until at least June 7. Registered program participants, permit holders, and those with facility rentals and reservations will be notified of the cancellations and full refunds will be issued in the coming days. Please contact your designated Volunteer Coordinator if you have additional questions. Although all indoor spaces have been closed to the public (including restrooms), Five Rivers MetroParks’ outdoor parks and trails remain open.

For the most up-to-date information on MetroParks operations, please visit the MetroParks COVID-19 update page.

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.

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.

Two Taylorsville MetroPark locations closed through May 30

4/29/20: Two Taylorsville MetroPark locations will be closed for pavement repairs from Monday, May 4, through Saturday, May 30, pending weather conditions.

  • South Park: 2000 U.S. 40, Vandalia
  • Reservable Area: 8400 Brown School Rd., Vandalia

These park areas will be closed to all traffic – including vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists – during the repairs.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Taylorsville

MoMBA Trails Now One-Way

4/10/20: Trails at MoMBA are now one-way. Please follow the posted signs (pictured above).

This alert applies to the following parks:

Huffman

One-Way Trails, Social Distancing Measures at Aullwood MetroPark

4/10/20: Aullwood MetroPark now has mulched areas for people to safely step off the trail to let others pass at a six foot distance and some sections of trails will now be one-way. Please follow the posted signs (pictured above).

 

This alert applies to the following parks:

Aullwood Garden

COVID-19 updates and closures; all programs and events cancelled through June 7

4/10/20: Five Rivers MetroParks cares deeply about the health of its employees, volunteers and community. With the growing concern surrounding Novel COVID-19, MetroParks continues to monitor the situation and respond based on guidance from the Ohio and Montgomery County Health Departments.

For the most up-to-date information on MetroParks operations, please visit this resource page.

 

Eastwood Dock Installation Delayed

4/1/20: The Eastwood docks will not be installed by April 1 this year due to the response to COVID-19.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Eastwood

Cox Arboretum MetroPark Parking Limited; Restroom and Visitor Center Closures

4/1/20: Per COVID-19 precautions for social distancing, visitor parking has been reduced at Cox Arboretum MetroPark. The Tree Tower, Visitor Center and restrooms are also closed.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Cox Arboretum

Possum Creek MetroPark Farm, Restrooms Closed

3/24/20: The farm and restrooms at Possum Creek MetroPark are 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.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Possum Creek

Carriage Hill MetroPark Historical Farm Buildings, Visitor Center, Restrooms Closed

3/24/20: The Historical Farm buildings, Visitor Center and restrooms at Carriage Hill MetroPark are 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.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Carriage Hill

2nd Street Market Closed

3/24/20: The 2nd Street Market is closed due to 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.

This alert applies to the following parks:

2nd Street Market

Wegeryzn Gardens MetroPark Children's Discovery Garden, Restrooms Closed

3/24/20: The Children’s Discovery Garden, Visitor Center and restrooms at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark are 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.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Wegerzyn Gardens

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