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.
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.
Hills & Dales Boardwalk closed for major renovation starting Monday, February 6
The Hills and Dales Boardwalk between Paw Paw Camp and Dogwood Camp will be closed for major renovation starting Monday, February 6. It is scheduled to remain closed until June 3, 2023
This alert applies to the following parks:Hills & Dales
Woodman Fen Boardwalk Closed for Replacement
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
Great Miami Recreation Trail Downtown Intermittent Closures
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
Access to Huffman Prairie Flying Field
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:Huffman
Possum Creek MetroPark Orange Horse Trail Section Closed
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