Full article at vindy.com
Outside media coverage of Mill Creek MetroParks
Several parking lots and asphalt surfaces throughout Mill Creek Park will be temporarily closed for the MetroParks annual asphalt sealing and preventive maintenance project.
The work is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, and will continue for several days. Lots will be closed for several days and will reopen once vehicular traffic is permitted. Several of the prominent lots and surfaces scheduled for work include the following:
Birch Hill Cabin
Newport Wetlands – North
Bears Den Cabin
Bears Den Meadow
Bears Den Drive – Picnic
Wick Recreation Area – Ballfield Trail
Lower Slippery Rock
While the lots are closed, the facilities they support will remain open and accessible for public use. This project will not impact rentals and scheduled programming. Please use other parking lots to access these facilities when lots are closed.
In the event of inclement weather, the work schedule will be delayed and adjusted accordingly.
Full article at wfmj.com
Changes are coming to Mill Creek Park.
Fishers are now allowed to fish at Lake Cohasset without a permit from the park.
They still have to follow the rules for fishing under Ohio’s law.
This is part of the park’s expansion and inclusion vision of adding more at the park.
Park officials hope to make the park more natural and remove signs from certain areas. What they’re hoping is that people respect this new rule and clean up after themselves.
“I think anytime that you can broaden recreational opportunities for people here in the Valley, it’s a positive, and I think in this instance, there were zero potential negative outcomes with regards to the rule change. That’s a win-win for everyone,” said Mill Creek MetroParks Executive Director Aaron Young.
There are some exceptions to this new rule: Fishers still cannot fish in the Lily Pond and some smaller ponds in the park.
Those will still be marked by signs.
Full article at wkbn.com
Even with unpredictable weather, Mill Creek MetroParks is working on its capital improvement plan.
One of the most visible projects this year is the disc golf course. It’s being built at the Mill Creek MetroParks farm property in Canfield.
The park is a building a nine-hole course for beginners and an 18-hole course for serious players.
The work is in the beginning stages right now, but it will be open in the coming weeks.
The total cost is around $25,000 for the course.
“We wanted to diversify the recreational opportunities out here. Obviously we have the bike way, our natural playground, which is evolving all the time, and we think the disc golf course is a wonderful addition,” said Justin Rogers with Mill Creek MetroParks.
The park is also replacing a bridge near Bears Den Cabin and making improvements at the golf course.
Full article at wytv.com