Mill Creek MetroParks Foundation

MCP Foundation logoThe Mill Creek MetroParks Foundation, created in 1979, was established to honor our heritage and invest in the future. The Foundation’s mission calls for it to help preserve the MetroParks through the purchase or improvement of land or facilities and provide educational opportunities for all to enjoy.

Gifts in any amount are welcome and are treated with care and appreciation.

Your generosity helps preserve natural and historical resources, construction of trails through scenic greenways, and development of new parklands and facilities throughout all of Mahoning County.

Although we are supported by a tax levy in Mahoning County, these monies support only our day-to-day operations. Your gift provides a variety of services and programs beyond the limitations of our typical budget.

Your gift to the Mill Creek MetroParks Foundation is a gift to our community. If you would like to see how your donation makes a difference, call Mill Creek MetroParks Administrative Office at 330.702.3000 to arrange a tour of any of our facilities.


Gifts may be made to the Mill Creek MetroParks Foundation through cash donations, by credit card, appreciated securities, and bequests or other forms of estate planning.

Gifts such as bequests in a will or trust, IRA designations, gifts of appreciated stock, life insurance and other alternatives will create a legacy that lasts a lifetime.

Increase the value of your gift! Make your check of $100 or more payable to the Youngstown Foundation Support Fund, write Mill Creek MetroParks Foundation in the memo section, and mail it to us. We will forward it to the Youngstown Foundation, where it will earn an additional 5%.

You may designate your gift toward general park operations, and we will use it where it’s needed most. If you have a special interest that is near to your heart, your contribution can also be made to one of the following:


  • Fellows Riverside Gardens
  • Ford Nature Center
  • Lanterman’s Mill
  • Lily Pond
  • MetroParks Bikeway
  • MetroParks Farm / Agriculture Education
  • Mill Creek Golf Course
  • Natural Areas
  • James L. Wick Recreation Area
  • Yellow Creek Park