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

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.


Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will undertake concrete pavement repairs on US40 at the Englewood Dam. The project is necessary to address the deteriorated pavement condition. Construction is expected to begin in July 22, 2024 and require approximately one month. A detour of US40 will be necessary to protect workers and public; a signed detour will be provided. Access to Englewood MetroPark will be maintained.

A detour is planned. Use the map below to plan your trip. GPS services will usually update your route some point after the detour is in place.

Current project status, including up-to-date timelines and comments, may be viewed on ODOT’s website.

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Englewood Aullwood Garden

Centerville High School cross country will conduct trail runs on the following dates. The park and trails are open and available during these times; however, these dates are provided as a courtesy for any who wish to plan around them.

  • Mondays – June 17 to August 5, 2024, from 8 to 9:45 AM
  • Tuesdays – June 18 to August 6, 2024, from 8 to 10 AM
  • Mondays – August 12 to October 28, 2024 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM
  • Tuesdays – August 13 to October 29, 2024, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM

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The City of Dayton has closed Riverside Drive between Great Miami Blvd. and Babbit Street is closed for water main construction. Follow the detour to reach the park via Riverside Drive or plan a different route.

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Wegerzyn Gardens Island

The Big Woods trail has been closed for safety reasons with the rock steps going down into the creek. We have removed some of the rock steps and erected a wood fence to deter people from going down to the trail. This alert will be updated once the timeline for re-opening is determined.

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

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Since November 2021, the boardwalk path has been closed. As of early March 2022, the boardwalk was completely removed.

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Woodman Fen

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.

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