Entries by Mill Creek MetroParks Staff

Endowments keep park going

Icons abound while driving through Mill Creek MetroParks. Some examples: the lily pond, the covered bridge at Lanterman’s Mill and the silver suspension bridge, also known as the Cinderella Bridge. To help give more than 15 so-called icons around the park official names, Chris Litton, development director, has helped organize an endowment program. “Endowments can… Continue Reading Endowments keep park going

$100K donation, new kayak racks coming to Mill Creek MetroParks

The Mill Creek MetroParks Board of Commissioners met Monday night and learned there’s some money coming for a new building. They also had some good news for kayakers. The board approved a request from executive director Aaron Young to accept a $100,000 donation from Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens for the future construction of an… Continue Reading $100K donation, new kayak racks coming to Mill Creek MetroParks

If you haven’t already, stop and take some time to enjoy the Valley’s fall foliage

If you’ve even glanced out your window, you’ve been hit with the striking colors of the leaves this fall. Our weather team has shown you that peak fall foliage is not far off. Lynn Zocolo, an educator at Mill Creek Park who knows all about the leaves changing, talks about what causes them to change… Continue Reading If you haven’t already, stop and take some time to enjoy the Valley’s fall foliage

Volney Rogers Legacy Awards pay homage to 100th anniversary of memorial statue

David Sabine and the Sand Hill Foundation were honored with Volney Rogers Legacy Awards by the Mill Creek MetroParks Foundation. The award, which was created in 2006, is given to those who are dedicated to the MetroParks and its programs. Sabine, senior vice president and senior trust officer at Huntington National Bank, was honored for… Continue Reading Volney Rogers Legacy Awards pay homage to 100th anniversary of memorial statue

Statue dedication for man who saved, created Mill Creek Park celebrates centennial

100 years ago — a large crowd showed up for the dedication of a statue honoring Volney Rogers, the man responsible for saving and creating Mill Creek Park. Several thousand people showed up for the event on that day. Rogers himself was not there because he had died a year earlier. The statue still stands… Continue Reading Statue dedication for man who saved, created Mill Creek Park celebrates centennial

Two benefactors selected for 2020 Volney Rogers Legacy Award

In 1890, an lawyer from Youngstown was riding his horse when he came across a gorge the impressed him so much, he decided it needed to be preserved. From this chance encounter, the people of the Valley have been able to enjoy the beauty of nature of the region though Rogers’ efforts. He bought parcels… Continue Reading Two benefactors selected for 2020 Volney Rogers Legacy Award

Volney Rogers Legacy Awards Pays Homage to 100th Anniversary of Volney Rogers Memorial Statue

The Mill Creek MetroParks Foundation has bestowed the Volney Rogers Legacy Award upon two benefactors of the Foundation, David Sabine and Sand Hill Foundation. The award, which was created in 2006, is reserved for those who show a sincere dedication to the MetroParks and its programs. David Sabine, Senior Vice President and Senior Trust Officer… Continue Reading Volney Rogers Legacy Awards Pays Homage to 100th Anniversary of Volney Rogers Memorial Statue