Drive Closures in Mill Creek Park

East Park Drive and Valley Drive in Mill Creek Park will be closed to all vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle traffic beginning Friday, September 27, 2019 for a construction improvement project. Work on the project is expected to be completed and the drives reopened in mid-October. Access to the Suspension Bridge and the Flats area will be maintained from the north by route of West Cohasset Drive. Access to Lanterman’s Mill parking lot will be maintained as much as possible during this time-frame, but based on specific construction activities, there will be periods of time when the parking lot will also be totally closed. During those time-frames, public parking for Lanterman’s Mill should be in the parking lots on West Newport Drive.

 

In the event of inclement weather, the work might be delayed and the schedule adjusted accordingly.

New Bigfoot Weekend Event to be held in Mill Creek Park

Join us for the first, family-friendly Bigfoot weekend in Mill Creek Park October 4 – 6, 2019. Be immersed in all things Bigfoot as a local investigator and educator, Amy Bue, shares her knowledge on how to conduct an investigation and how to collect evidence while sharing her own experience of a Bigfoot sighting!

Weekend activities include a night investigation on Friday, October 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm for teens and adults with stories and s’mores around the campfire; kid-friendly stations on Saturday, October 5 from 4 – 6 pm, including their very own investigation and campfire; and a “Bigfoot: Fact or Fiction?” presentation  on Sunday, October 6 from 3 – 4:30 pm where Amy will share her own sighting that took place right here in Mahoning County, along with time for audience members to share their own experiences!

Space is limited. Please visit or call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330.740.7116 for more information on fees and registration or visit www.millcreekmetroparks.org for details.

Temporary Closure of Old Mill Drive in Mill Creek Park

Old Mill Drive in Mill Creek Park will be closed to all vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle traffic beginning Monday, September 23, 2019 for an improvement project. Old Mill Drive runs between Kiwatha Road and Canfield Road. Work on the project is expected to be completed and the drive reopened in mid-October.

 

In the event of inclement weather, the work schedule will be delayed and adjusted accordingly.

Mill Creek MetroParks Drive Closures

The following drives in Mill Creek Park will be closed to vehicular traffic as well as cyclists and pedestrians from approximately 7:00 a. m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2019 for the Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk:

 

  • Bears Den Drive
  • Cross Drive
  • West Drive
  • Lily Pond Drive (lower end)

 

Always use caution when driving on MetroParks roads as many of these roads are also used by pedestrians and bicyclists. Pedestrians and bicyclists should be reminded to also use caution and be aware of vehicular traffic when on these roads. For more information about Mill Creek MetroParks, visit our website at www.millcreekmetroparks.org.

Notice of MetroParks Standing Committee Meetings

The Wildlife Standing Committee to the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks will meet on Monday, September 16, 2019, at 3:30 pm, in Classroom A, at the MetroParks Farm.

The Environment Standing Committee to the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks will meet on Friday, September 20, 2019, at 12 o’clock Noon, in Classroom A, at the MetroParks Farm.

Notice of September Board Meeting

The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks is scheduled for Monday, September 9, 2019, at 6 p.m., in 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.

Mill Creek MetroParks Road Closures

The following roads in Mill Creek MetroParks will be closed to vehicular traffic as well as cyclists and pedestrians from approximately 7:00 a.m. until Noon on Saturday, September 7, 2019 for the YMCA Community Cup:

 

  • West Glacier Drive
  • West Drive
  • Bears Den Drive
  • New Cross Drive
  • Cross Drive
  • Slippery Rock Bridge

 

Always use caution when driving on MetroParks roads as many of these roads are also used by pedestrians and bicyclists. Pedestrians and bicyclists should be reminded to also use caution and be aware of vehicular traffic when on these roads. For more information about Mill Creek MetroParks, visit our website at www.millcreekmetroparks.org.

Through the Lens to be displayed in Weller Gallery

Mill Creek MetroParks presents “Through the Lens” which is currently on display in the Weller Gallery at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Experience regional photographer, Bill Aubuchon’s collection of people, places, and wildlife photography taken in various locations around the world. In most cases, the digital images receive little or no post processing. Bill tries to present actual images as they appeared at the moment of exposure. When he comes upon a scene that is of interest, he visualizes the final image and then transfers that information to the camera via shutter speed, lens opening, ISO and composition to arrive at the images presented in this exhibit. Aubuchon shares details on each photo as to the location, circumstance, type of camera used, and settings. Many residents of the Mahonng Valley may remember Bill as their “wedding photographer”. As a wedding photographer, Fellows Riverside Gardens is near and dear to his heart, as he took many bride and groom photos in the Gardens.

 

This free exhibit will be displayed through October 13, 2019 during normal operating hours of Tuesday -Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed Mondays. A Meet the Artist session will take place on Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 1 – 3 pm in the Weller Gallery at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Take this opportunity to meet and visit with this talented artist and educator.

 

For more information on this exhibit and/or the Meet the Artist session, visit or call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330.740.7116.

Temporary Closure of East Golf Hike & Bike Trail

East Golf Hike & Bike Trail will be closed to all pedestrians and bicyclists between Boardman-Canfield Road and the West Golf Parking Lot beginning Tuesday, August 27, 2019 for replacement of a storm drainage pipe. The parking lot on Boardman-Canfield Road will also be closed. The northerly section of the trail will remain open for public use, from the West Golf Parking Lot to Shield Road. Work on the project is expected to be completed and the trail reopened for the Labor Day weekend.

 

In the event of inclement weather, the work schedule will be delayed and adjusted accordingly.

Temporary Closure of Dividing Sycamore Bridge

The Dividing Sycamore Bridge in Mill Creek Park will close to traffic for roadway construction work on Monday, August 26, 2019. The temporary closure will include a section of Bears Den Drive between West Drive and Cross Drive. The work is a component of the MetroParks’ capital improvement project to rehabilitate the historic sandstone bridge. The bridge and roadway will remain closed and inaccessible for approximately seven weeks. All Mill Creek Park facilities near the project site, including Lower Bears Den Picnic Area, will remain open and accessible throughout the duration of the project. Previously scheduled races and events that require use of the bridge will not be impacted.

 

In the event of inclement weather, the work schedule will be delayed and adjusted accordingly.