June 12 2020

Newly Re-Opened Amenities in Your MetroParks

Select restrooms, playgrounds, nature play areas and campsites have re-opened in your MetroParks as of June 12. Details are below to help you plan your visit to Five Rivers MetroParks parks and trails, all of which are open.

The Five Rivers Fountain of Lights – one of the world’s largest fountains – at RiverScape MetroPark opened Friday, June 12. Select restrooms, playgrounds, nature play areas and campsites have re-opened in your MetroParks as of June 10. Details are below to help you plan your visit to Five Rivers MetroParks parks and trails, all of which are open.

Stay up-to-date on alerts, closures and ways to get outside by visiting metroparks.org/COVID-19 and following MetroParks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

RESTROOMS – updated 7/9
  • Aullwood Garden MetroPark (1 open restroom)
  • Carriage Hill MetroPark (2 open restrooms): farm and Cedar Lake parking lot
  • Cox Arboretum MetroPark (2): Kettering Learning Lab
  • Eastwood MetroPark (4): shelter area near playground and Eastwood Lake boat parking lot, Parkside Kayak Launch (Harshman Rd.) and Eastwood Lake (Harshman Rd.)
  • Englewood MetroPark (8): Patty’s shelter area and Patty Hollow Camp (East Park), West Park parking lot, and Prairie View Camp (South Park), East Park – Disc Golf area, East Park – Old National Camp, South Park – Meeker Rd. parking lot, and North Park
  • Germantown MetroPark (10): park overlook (7101 Conservancy Rd.), Oak Ridge backcountry campsite (7080 Boomershine Rd.), Old Mill campsite (7200 Old Mill Rd.), Cedar Ridge backcountry campsite (7501 Stivers Rd.) and Shimps Hollow front country campsite (7350 Boomershine Rd.), Welcome Center (6910 Boomershine Rd.), Trail Center (7501 Conservancy Rd.), Main Park (7101 Conservancy Rd.), Main Park – Back Loop (7101 Conservancy Rd.), and Creek Road
  • Hills & Dales MetroPark (4): two restrooms open at both the Paw Paw shelter (2471 Deep Hollow Rd.) and at White Oak (2606 Hilton Dr.)
  • Huffman MetroPark (2): park outlook and MetroParks Mountain Biking Area (MoMBA)
  • Island MetroPark (1): restrooms near front entrance and playground
  • Possum Creek MetroPark (4): pond parking lot, Argonne Forest parking lot, Argonne Lake and farm
  • RiverScape MetroPark (2): restrooms by the pavilion and Bike Hub, West/East pavilion (111 E. Monument Ave.)
  • Sugarcreek MetroPark (4): main park entrance, main park by shelter (4178 Conference Rd.), Oak Camp (2471 Ferry Rd.)
  • Taylorsville MetroPark (5): East Park entrance, West Park – inner loop, South Park, North Park parking lot, South Park – Blue Heron parking lot
  • Twin Creek MetroPark (5): Camp Hook and Pine Ridge campsites (8539 Morningstar Rd.), Camp Hook parking lot (8539 Morningstar Rd.)
  • Wegerzyn MetroPark (2): Community garden parking lot, main parking lot
  • Wesleyan MetroPark (1): restrooms near shelter and playground
PLAYGROUNDS
NATURE PLAY AREAS
PLAY SAFE

To protect everyone’s health and safety, MetroParks asks families using playgrounds and nature play areas to:

  • Wait patiently for a few kids to leave before joining if more than 10 kids are using the playground.
  • Stay six feet (or at least an adult arm’s length) away from others.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (“Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice).
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid sharing food, water bottles, utensils or cups.
  • Stay home if you have a fever (above 100.4oF), coughing or shortness of breath, fatigue, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or are otherwise unwell.
  • Bring disinfecting wipes to clean hands before and after play.
CAMPGROUNDS

Campsite reservations are required. Campers will need to adhere to new health and safety restrictions, which can be found in the Camp Safe Order. The following campsites will be open to reservations for household units of 10 people or less, regardless of the capacity of the campsite.

Current directives from the Ohio Department of Health, Montgomery County Health Department and CDC call for public gatherings to be limited to 10 people or fewer and for social distancing of at least six feet to be maintained. MetroParks will continue to respond to the latest on COVID-19 with community, volunteer and employee safety top of mind. For more information and to learn how you can help keep MetroParks open, visit metroparks.org/COVID-19. Stay up-to-date on alerts, closures and ways to get outside by following MetroParks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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