Mill Creek Golf Course Cart Staging Area Project is Set to Begin

The golf cart staging area capital improvement project is set to begin next week at the Mill Creek Golf Course. The project will include an expanded golf cart staging area in front of the Mill Creek Golf Course Fieldhouse which will feature a larger area to accommodate an additional 36 golf carts, pull carts and landscaped areas. All areas of the course will be unaffected by this project and will remain open for normal play and tee times. Parella & Pannunzio Inc. was awarded the project on September 18, 2017.

Wick Recreation Area and Par 3 Course to Close for Season

Located in the James L. Wick, Jr. Recreation Area, the Par 3 Golf Course is a popular 18-hole Par 3 course for golfers of all ages. It will close for the 2017 golf season on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 and will re-open again in the spring. Other various amenities such as the volleyball courts and tennis courts will be closing over the next few weeks for the season. One of the three tennis courts, ball fields, and The Juliana Kurinka Children’s Play Area, with the exception of the Wet Playground, will remain open all winter.

West Newport Drive to Temporarily Close for Improvement Project

West Newport Drive in Mill Creek Park will be closing this week for a road improvement project. This project consists of improvements to West Newport Drive from Canfield Road (Route 62) to the Hampton Drive entrance. Items of construction within this project will improve stormwater drainage and surface conditions of the park drive. Improvements include curbing repair, drainage conduit and catch basin removal and installation, shoulder grading, pavement planning, placing intermediate and surface courses of asphalt concrete and miscellaneous related items. 

The project was awarded to Shelly & Sands, Inc. at a total cost of $183,420.75. The project should be completed in approximately one month. In the event of inclement weather, the work schedule will be delayed and adjusted accordingly.

“Blossom” Art Exhibit on display in the Weller Gallery at Fellows Riverside Gardens

The Weller Gallery in the Davis Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens presents “Blossom” by Youngstown artist, Daniel Rauschenbach. The exhibit features watercolor paintings which reflect the inspiration of blooms in Fellows Riverside Gardens and the plants throughout Mill Creek MetroParks. Rauschenbach creatively places the plants in vessels from old homes in the Youngstown area.

This free exhibit is being displayed now through November 19, 2017. A Meet the Artist session is available in the Weller Gallery on Sunday, October 15 from 1 – 6 pm. Take this opportunity to meet and visit with Daniel. Rauschenbach is also part owner of Youngstown’s SOAP Gallery located in Downtown Youngstown.

 For more information on the Meet the Artist session or exhibit, visit or call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330.740.7116.

Mill Creek MetroParks Road Closures

The following roads in Mill Creek Park will be closed to vehicular traffic as well as cyclists and pedestrians from approximately 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017 for the Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk:

• Bears Den Drive

• Cross Drive

• West Drive

Always use caution when driving on MetroParks roads as many of these roads are also used by pedestrians and bicyclists. Pedestrians and bicyclists should be reminded to also use caution and be aware of vehicular traffic when on these roads

Mill Creek Golf Course Bunker Restoration Project Set to Begin

The Mill Creek Golf Course Bunker Restoration Capital Improvement Project is set to begin this week on the South Course. The project will include the restoration of 36 bunkers and additional drainage work. The South Course will be open for play during the restoration process, but may be limited to 9 Hole play on a few of the days during the restoration process. The North Course and Practice Facility will remain open for normal play and tee times. Golf Preservations Inc. was awarded the project on September 18, 2017.

Notice of September Board Meeting

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017, at 6 p.m. in McMahon Hall, at the MetroParks Farm, in Canfield, on Rt. 46. The agenda will be available after 2 p.m. on the day of the meeting.

Mill Creek MetroParks Road Closures

On Saturday, September 16, 2017, Price Road near the Old Log Cabin in Mill Creek MetroParks will experience brief, periodic closings from approximately 8:00 am until 2:00 pm for the YUTC Ultra Trail Run. The entrance to Fellows Riverside Gardens on Price Road will remain open.

Always use caution when driving on MetroParks roads as many of these roads are also used by pedestrians and bicyclists. Pedestrians and bicyclists should be reminded to also use caution and be aware of vehicular traffic when on these roads.

Mill Creek MetroParks presents Sunset at the Farm

Mill Creek MetroParks presents Sunset at the Farm to be held at the MetroParks Farm (7574 Columbiana-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH 44406) on Saturday, September 23 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and sponsored by WKBN 27 First News. 

Join us as we watch the sun set on the horizon and enjoy the late summer atmosphere at the Farm. Enjoy folk music while roasting marshmallows over the campfire, explore the animal barns or find your way through a corn maze. Watch cider and homemade apple butter demonstrations along with a free sample. Join in playing old-time games or take a tractor-drawn wagon hay ride and so much more!

Pony rides, face painting, and refreshments will be available for a small fee. For more information, please call Ford Nature Center at 330.740.7107.

Notice of MetroParks Standing Committee Meetings

The Nature Education Standing Committee to the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks will meet on Wednesday, September 13, at 6:30 p.m., in Classroom A at the MetroParks Farm in Canfield.

The Finance Standing Committee to the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks will meet on Saturday, September 16, at 10 a.m., in Classroom A at the MetroParks Farm in Canfield.

The Wildlife Standing Committee to the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks will meet on Tuesday, September 19, at 2 p.m., in Classroom A at the MetroParks Farm in Canfield.

 The Community Engagement Standing Committee to the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks will meet on Friday, September 22, at 10:30 a.m., in Classroom A, at the MetroParks Farm in Canfield.

The Development Standing Committee to the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks will meet on Friday, September 22, at 4 p.m., in Classroom A at the MetroParks Farm in Canfield.