October 6 2020

Open Amenities in Your MetroParks

Select restrooms, playgrounds, nature play areas and campsites are open in your MetroParks. 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 FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

You can also find the most current information — as well as navigate trails, locate park amenities and much more — by downloading Five Rivers MetroParks’ new mobile app, powered by OuterSpatial.

CLOSED RESTROOMS & PORTABLE TOILETS – UPDATED 10/6

At least one restroom and/or portable toilet is open in your MetroParks with the exception of those located in areas that are closed. Restrooms are NOT available at the following locations:

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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