Fellows Riverside Gardens to Close for Summer Garden Party

Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek MetroParks will be closed to the public beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 30, 2021, for the Annual Summer Garden Party fundraiser. This event is hosted by the Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens. The Gardens will reopen to the public on Saturday morning, July 31, 2021. For more information, please call 330.740.7116.

Notice of MetroParks Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting

The Natural Resources Citizens Advisory Committee to the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks will meet on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. at Chestnut Hill Pavilion. GPS coordinates for the meeting location are: +41.070382, -80.690256 and is accessible from either Bears Den Rd. or Canfield Rd. in Youngstown, Ohio.

Notice of July Board Meeting

The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks is scheduled for Monday, July 12, 2021, at 6 p.m., in the Education Building – McMahon Hall, at the MetroParks Farm, on Rt. 46, in Canfield. The agenda will be available on the website after 2 p.m. on the day of the meeting. A meeting of the Public Records Commission will be held prior to the Regular Board Meeting at 5:30 p.m., at the same location.

Wick Recreation Area Providing Family Summer Fun

Mill Creek MetroParks has teamed up with iHeart Radio, Mix 98.9 to provide the Live! at the Morley Concert Series at Wick Recreation Area. The summer evening concert series, held on the lawn at the Judge Morley Pavilion, runs on select dates through August 18, 2021. All performances are free and family friendly. For a complete concert schedule and band listings, visit https://www.millcreekmetroparks.org/visit/things-to-do/concerts/

In addition to the concerts, new for 2021, are Family Nights held at Wick Recreation Area. Beginning at 5:00 pm on July 28 and August 25, 2021, individuals and families can purchase a pass for unlimited golf on the Par-3 and unlimited swings in the batting cages along with the other free activities included at the facility such as tennis, volleyball, Dek Hockey, the wet playground, and more! End the evening with a free, family movie (July 28 – The Lion King, August 25 – Raya and the Last Dragon) beginning at dusk on a large screen at the Morley Pavilion. Passes can be purchased in person at Wick Recreation Area (1861 McCollum Rd., Youngstown) or by calling 330.740.7114.

Mill Creek Golf Course Closure for Private Event

The Mill Creek Golf Course will be closed the morning of Saturday, July 3, 2021, due to a scheduled private event. Both North and South Courses will be closed. The Courses will reopen to the public at 3:00 pm on July 3,2021 and tee times can be made online or by calling the golf shop at 330.740.7112. The Driving Range and Wick Recreation Par-3 Course will be open for normal play during the day of the event.

 

Wick Recreation Par-3 Golf Course Closure

The Wick Recreation Par-3 Golf Course will be closed Monday, June 28, 2021 for a private outing. The Course will reopen to the public on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 3:00 pm.

Notice of MetroParks Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting

The Natural Resources Citizens Advisory Committee to the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks will meet on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. at Vickers Nature Preserve Pavilion located along Akron-Canfield Road (Route 224) in Ellsworth Township.

 

Notice of June Board Meeting

The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks is scheduled for Monday, June 14, 2021, at 6 p.m., in the Education Building – McMahon Hall, at the MetroParks Farm, on Rt. 46, in Canfield. Guidelines and capacity limits recommended by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will apply. The agenda will be available on the website after 2 p.m. on the day of the meeting.

 

Notice of May Board Meeting

The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks is scheduled for Monday, May 10, 2021, at 6 p.m., in the Education Building – McMahon Hall, at the MetroParks Farm, on Rt. 46, in Canfield. Guidelines and capacity limits recommended by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will apply. The agenda will be available on the website after 2 p.m. on the day of the meeting.

Mill Creek MetroParks to begin Phased Re-Opening

Mill Creek MetroParks, in accordance with the orders from the Governor’s Office, the Ohio Department of Public Health, the Mahoning County District Board of Health, and the Center for Disease Control regarding the COVID-19 virus, will begin a phased re-opening of programs, events, and facility rentals. All outdoor based recreation facilities, education programs, recreation leagues, and/or events will be opened to the public beginning Tuesday, April 13, 2021. All open-air shelters will be open for reservations on their normal seasonal schedule beginning Saturday, May 1, 2021, as well as visitation to the MetroParks Farm Animal Barns. All indoor related rental facilities, as well as all indoor based education & recreation programs and events, will begin to open to the public on Friday, May 7, 2021. All visitors will be required to follow the current orders and recommended guidelines with regards to mask wearing, social distancing and capacity limitations.

The following Mill Creek MetroParks locations will be open to the public effective May 7, 2021:

  • MetroParks Farm Education Building
  • D.D. & Velma Davis Education and Visitors Center
  • All Reservable Indoor Cabins & Shelters
  • Yellow Creek Lodge
  • Administration Office
  • Lanterman’s Mill

Various Mill Creek MetroParks outdoor locations are currently 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 groups of more than 10 individuals, practicing good hygiene by washing hands often and carrying hand sanitizer, as well as avoiding items such as handrails, park benches, and other areas frequently touched to continue in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.