Alerts

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.

 

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.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Sugarcreek

Due to inclement weather, the horse trail at Possum Creek MetroPark is closed.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Possum Creek

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:

Englewood

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 Fall 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:

Eastwood

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

This alert applies to the following parks:

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.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Huffman

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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