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

Five Rivers MetroParks cares deeply about the health of its employees, volunteers and community. Five Rivers MetroParks continues to follow the directives and requirements from Governor DeWine, Ohio Department of Health , Public Health — Dayton & Montgomery County and CDC. MetroParks also is responding with the health and safety of its community, volunteers and employees top of mind. For the most up-to-date information on MetroParks operations related to COVID-19, please visit the MetroParks COVID-19 update page. 

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.

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.


Centerville cross country will hold practices at Sugarcreek MetroPark from 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Sept. 18
  • Sept. 25
  • Oct. 2
  • Oct. 9
  • Oct. 16
  • Oct. 23
  • Oct. 30
  • Nov. 6

This is a courtesy notice to park visitors who may want to avoid certain amenities during these dates and times.

This alert applies to the following parks:


The platform, slide and landscape areas of the Nature Play area are closed as of August 28, 2023. A routine inspection showed a safety concern, so out of an abundance of caution, the elements will remain closed while MetroParks makes plans to address the concerns.

This alert applies to the following parks:


Work on US 35 / Woodman Drive by the Ohio Department of Transportation will close a portion of the Creekside Trail on both sides of Woodman, scheduled to be completed by January 31, 2024.

Details of this project, including current status, can be found on the ODOT website.

A detour will be in place, illustrated with the map below:

This alert applies to the following parks:

Paved Trails

The playground at Eastwood MetroPark has been removed. During the course of an inspection in Spring 2023, items needing significant repairs were identified.

This alert applies to the following parks:


Since November 2021, the boardwalk path has been closed. As of early March 2022, the boardwalk was completely removed. It is expected to take at least two years to design and install a new boardwalk.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Woodman Fen

The Great Miami Recreation Trail on the right bank near Washington Street/Edwin C. Moses Blvd. to just north of the Wolf Creek will have intermittent closures beginning March 14, 2022 through October 2023.


This alert applies to the following parks:

Paved Trails

Before planning a visit to the Huffman Prairie Flying field, please double check the National Parks website. Access to this site is closed periodically for WPAFB functions.

This alert applies to the following parks:


6/3/21: A section of the Possum Creek Orange Horse Trail east of the Reservable Area on Frytown Road has been closed indefinitely. Trail users should plan for an out and back experience until the trail can be rerouted.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Possum Creek

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