PLEASE OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES FOR SAFE PARK USE:

  • Think First: Stay home if you are sick or have symptoms.
  • Wash Hands: Wash your hands before coming to the park, carry hand sanitizer and avoid touching picnic tables, railings and benches if possible​.
  • Keep Your Distance: Maintain 6 feet between yourself and others and give warning before passing on the trail.​
  • Come Prepared: Bring your own drinking water and carry out your trash.​
  • Respect Closures:  Various amenities may closed for public safety, please adhere and respect the closures. Bypass busy areas for quieter ones with less people.
  • Stay Up To Date: The situation changes rapidly. Frequently check this website and our social media with the latest information. ​

COVID-19 Updates

Mill Creek MetroParks Cancellations, Closures, and Openings

(June 22, 2020)

Baketball Courts, Volleyball Courts, Fields, and Dek Hockey Rink are NOW OPEN. Before visiting, please review the guidelines from the Governor’s Office and the Ohio Department of Health at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/…/responsible/Consumer-Retail-… or www.millcreekmetroparks.org. While visiting, please adhere to the safety guidelines posted at each site.

(June 10, 2020)

MCMP outdoor playgrounds are NOW OPEN. Before visiting, please review the guidelines from the Governor’s Office and the Ohio Department of Health at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/…/responsible/Consumer-Retail-… or www.millcreekmetroparks.org. While visiting, please adhere to the safety guidelines posted at each playground site.

(May 22, 2020)

In support of the Governor’s office, Mill Creek MetroParks will be opening the baseball/ softball fields at Wick Recreation Area and Scholl Recreation Area along with all tennis courts which are located at Wick Recreation Area, Volney Rogers Field, Scholl Recreation Area, and Yellow Creek Park beginning May 26, 2020. The mandatory and recommended best practices put forth by the Governor and the Ohio Department of Health must be followed while using Mill Creek MetroParks ball fields and tennis courts. These guidelines can be found at www.coronavirus.ohio.gov or www.millcreekmetroparks.org. At the time of this press release, playgrounds, basketball courts, and volleyball courts will remain closed per orders by the Governor’s office.

If interested in reserving a field or court, please visit www.millcreekmetroparks.org for a printable or online application or by calling 330.740.7114 ext. 104.

The MetroParks urges all visitors to continue following all guidelines from state and local health officials, such as staying home if sick or exhibiting symptoms, maintaining at least six feet apart from other visitors, avoiding congregating in large groups and bypass busy areas, practicing good hygiene by washing hands often and carrying hand sanitizer, as well as suggesting non-use of items such as handrails, park benches, and other areas frequently touched to help stop the spread of COVID-19. A complete list of closures, cancellations and openings can be found at www.millcreekmetroparks.org.

(May 12, 2020)

In support of the recommendations from the Governor’s Office, the Ohio Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control regarding the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus and to protect the health, safety and welfare of our employees, volunteers and visitors, Mill Creek MetroParks is extending the cancellations of all previously scheduled programs, tours, events, lectures and indoor facility rentals through August 31, 2020. In the event a registration fee or rental fee was paid, a full refund will be processed.

The following Mill Creek MetroParks locations will be closed to the public through August 31, 2020

  • MetroParks Farm Education Building and Animal Barns
  • D.D. & Velma Davis Education and Visitors Center
  • All Reservable Pavilions, Cabins & Shelters
  • Yellow Creek Lodge
  • Lanterman’s Mill
  • Administration Office
  • All Basketball Courts
  • All Playgrounds
  • All Tennis Courts
  • All Ball Fields
  • Wet Playground at Wick Recreation Area and Spray Basin at Scholl Recreation Area
  • Dek Hockey Rink – located at Wick Recreation Area
  • Lake Newport & Lake Glacier Boathouses

Various Mill Creek MetroParks outdoor locations will be remain open and available for use including Mill Creek Park, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Sebring Woods, The MetroParks Bikeway, Mill Creek Golf Course, Wick Par-3, MetroParks Farm Disc Golf Course, and All Nature Preserves and Sanctuaries.

The MetroParks urges all visitors to continue following all guidelines from state and local health officials, such as staying home if sick or exhibiting symptoms, maintaining at least six feet apart from other visitors, avoiding congregating in large groups and bypass busy areas, practicing good hygiene by washing hands often and carrying hand sanitizer, as well as suggesting non-use of items such as handrails, park benches, and other areas frequently touched  to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

(May 5, 2020)

Amid concerns surrounding COVID-19 and large group gatherings, Mill Creek MetroParks is cancelling all performances for Live at the Morley! (previously scheduled for June 10, July 8, and August 12, 2020) along with their all new Movie in the Park event (previously scheduled for June 24, July 22, August 26), both of which were to be held at Wick Recreation Area this summer. The Yellow Creek Concert Series (previously scheduled for June 11, July 9, and August 13, 2020) scheduled to be held at Yellow Creek Park in Struthers is also being cancelled.

The decision was made to cancel these large crowd events to protect the health and safety of all visitors as well staff members and vendors. The MetroParks has plans to bring these community events back in the Summer of 2021.

(April 30, 2020)

The North & South Courses at Mill Creek Golf Course located at 1 West Golf Drive, Boardman, will reopen to the public at 8:00 am on Saturday, May 2, 2020 with adjusted operating hours Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. The Wick Par-3 Course will open for the season on Monday, May 11, 2020 with the adjusted hours of Monday – Sunday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. All golf facilities will operate under the latest guidelines for golf courses through the Mahoning County District Board of Health and Governor DeWine’s office. These guidelines are to be followed under the mandated social distancing guidelines to ensure a safe environment for both staff and patrons. These guidelines can be found on our website at www.millcreekmetroparks.org and are as follows:

Tee time booking online or by phone starting on May 2, 2020

  • Credit card & cash payments in the golf shop are available, however credit cards are preferred.
  • Maximum number of people allowed in the Golf Shop is 10 people using social distancing of 6 feet
    • Recommending all customers wear masks when entering the Fieldhouse for payment
    • Floors will be marked for spacing and traffic patterns with only two sets of doors to be open
    • Fieldhouse restrooms are open
    • Plexi-Glass added to the counter areas for safety – (Golf Shop & Hole #55)
  • Walking is encouraged
  • Riding (encouraging riders to ride 1 person per cart)
  • Operating hours on Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Last golf cart sold at 6:00 pm to ensure proper cleaning after each round

Procedures for daily play

  • Mill Creek staff to manage tee time check-in from the Golf Shop
  • Scorecards and pencils will be available on #1 & #10 tee boxes – Golfers are required to keep their pencils as we are looking for them not to be re-used by others.
  • Flagsticks to be left in for play (please do not touch or remove from hole)
  • Putt stoppers will be placed in hole cup to prohibit reaching into the cup to retrieve golf ball
  • Ball washers and sand trap rakes are removed from the course for safety
    • Please use your feet to rake the sand traps
  • Mandatory for safety – please remove all trash from golf carts upon completion of your round

Social distancing policy

  • Each member of the group to stand 6 feet apart when teeing off
  • Cart paths on holes number #1 & #10 will be marked to keep carts properly spaced
    • 6 feet apart while waiting to tee off
  • Please – NO shaking hands after player rounds
  • No gathering in groups before or after round of golf
    • The Fieldhouse porch will be closed to prevent gatherings
  • If you are sick, we ask that you please stay at home to prevent the spread of germs to other customers and golf operations staff
  • Hole #55 will be open for to-go orders only

The following golf facilities and programs will remain closed/cancelled until further notice:

  • Practice Range
  • Mill Creek Golf Shop for retail/merchandise sales
  • Golf lessons
  • Golf & Recreation camps, clinics and schools

The MetroParks will closely monitor any new developments made by the Governor and the Ohio Department of Health and will adjust as necessary to help control the spread of COVID-19.

(April 30, 2020)

In support of the recommendations from the Governor’s Office, the Ohio Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control regarding the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus and to protect the health, safety and welfare of our employees, volunteers and visitors, Mill Creek MetroParks is extending the cancellations of all previously scheduled programs, golf clinics/programs, events, lectures and facility rentals through May 30, 2020. In the event a registration fee or rental fee was paid, a full refund will be processed.

The following Mill Creek MetroParks indoor/outdoor locations will be closed to the public through May 18, 2020

  • MetroParks Farm Education Building and Animal Barns
  • D. & Velma Davis Education and Visitors Center
  • All Pavilions, Cabins & Reservable Shelters
  • Yellow Creek Lodge
  • Lanterman’s Mill
  • Wick Warming House
  • Administration Office
  • All Basketball Courts
  • All Playgrounds
  • All Tennis Courts
  • All Ball Fields
  • Dek Hockey Rink – located at Wick Recreation Area

Various Mill Creek MetroParks outdoor locations will be open including Mill Creek Park, Fellows Riverside Gardens, MetroParks Bikeway, Mill Creek Golf Course, Wick Par-3 (seasonal opening May 11, 2020), James L. Wick Recreation Area, Scholl Recreation Area, Yellow Creek Park, Walking Trails, Disc Golf Course, and All Nature Preserves.

The MetroParks urges visitors to continue following all guidelines from state and local health officials, such as social distancing, not congregating in large groups, and practicing good hygiene, as well as suggesting non-use of items such as handrails, park benches, and other areas frequently touched  to help flatten the curve and stop the spread of COVID-19.

(April 3, 2020)

In support of the recommendations from the Governor’s Office, the Ohio Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control regarding the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus and to protect the health, safety and welfare of our employees, volunteers and visitors, Mill Creek MetroParks is extending the cancellations of all previously scheduled programs, golf clinics/programs, events, lectures and facility rentals through May 1, 2020. Several indoor/outdoor public facilities will remain closed through May 1, 2020. In the event a registration fee or rental fee was paid, a full refund will be processed.

The following Mill Creek MetroParks indoor/outdoor locations will be closed to the public:

  • MetroParks Farm Education Building and Animal Barns
  • D. & Velma Davis Education and Visitors Center
  • All Pavilions, Cabins & Reservable Shelters
  • Yellow Creek Lodge
  • Lanterman’s Mill
  • Wick Warming House
  • Administration Office
  • Mill Creek Golf Course
  • All Basketball Courts
  • All Playgrounds
  • All Tennis Courts
  • All Ball Fields
  • Dek Hockey Rink – located at Wick Recreation Area

Various Mill Creek MetroParks outdoor locations will remain open including Mill Creek Park, Fellows Riverside Gardens, MetroParks Bikeway, James L. Wick Recreation Area, Scholl Recreation Area, Yellow Creek Park, Walking Trails, Golf Cart Paths for walking, and All Nature Preserves.

The MetroParks urges visitors to follow all guidelines from state and local health officials, such as social distancing, not congregating in large groups, and practicing good hygiene, as well as suggesting non-use of items such as handrails, park benches, and other areas frequently touched  to help flatten the curve and stop the spread of COVID-19.

(March 13, 2020)

In support of the recommendations from the Governor’s Office, the Ohio Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control regarding the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus and to protect the health, safety and welfare of our employees, volunteers and visitors, Mill Creek MetroParks is cancelling all previously scheduled programs, events, lectures and facility rentals through at least April 5, 2020. Mill Creek MetroParks is also closing several indoor public facilities through at least April 5, 2020.  In the event a registration fee or rental fee was paid, a full refund will be processed.

Beginning March 13, the following Mill Creek MetroParks indoor locations will be closed to the public:

  • MetroParks Farm Education Building and Animal Barns (McMahon Hall will be open to the public on March 17, 2020 for voting)
  • D.D. & Velma Davis Education and Visitors Center
  • All Pavilions, Cabins & Reservable Shelters
  • Yellow Creek Lodge
  • Lanterman’s Mill
  • Wick Warming House

All Mill Creek MetroParks outdoor locations will remain open including Mill Creek Park, Fellows Riverside Gardens, MetroParks Bikeway, Mill Creek Golf Course, James L. Wick Recreation Area, Scholl Recreation Area, Yellow Creek Park, and All Nature Preserves.

Mill Creek MetroParks appreciates your understanding and cooperation during these uncertain times. The MetroParks will continue to monitor updates from the Word Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other relevant local, state, and federal agencies regarding the situation and take further action as needed.