A Walk Through the Park to be on Display in Weller Gallery

Mill Creek MetroParks presents A Walk Through the Park showcasing works from local artist Thomas Sewickley. This exhibit will feature works of Mill Creek MetroParks in a single, passing moment in time by using soft pastels on sandpaper using a heavy color palette to add energy and to manipulate temperature and contrast. Sewickley chooses sandpaper as his canvas as it allows multiple layers of pigment to be laid down creating a more painterly surface.

This free exhibit will be on display April 6 through July 7, 2024, within the Weller Gallery inside the Davis Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens, during normal operating hours of Tuesdays – Sundays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed Mondays.

For more information on this exhibit please visit www.millcreekmetroparks.org or call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330.740.7116.

About Artist Thomas Sewickley

Thomas Sewickley is a lifelong area resident, raised on the North side of Youngstown. Sewickley attended St. Edwards School and Ursuline High School later going on to attend Youngstown State University to earn his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) along with a Master of Arts (MA) in Curriculum and Instruction from Kent State University. Sewickley is currently the Digital Art Technologies (Computer Animation, 2D and 3D Design, Photoshop) teacher at Warren G. Harding High School and has been employed at the district for 28 years. He is married and has two adult children.

Closure of Comfort Stations at East Golf Hike & Bike Trail

Two (2) existing comfort stations located at the East Golf Hike & Bike Trail (near Shields Road) in Mill Creek Park will be closed starting the week of March 11, 2024. The comfort stations are scheduled to be demolished and replaced with a new, prefabricated concrete restroom. The anticipated project duration, including all excavation, installation, and construction activities, is approximately three (3) weeks.

The East Golf Hike & Bike Trail will remain open throughout the project. Access to the adjacent parking lot (Shields Road) will be maintained throughout the project, however, intermittent closures for demolition/construction activities are to be expected. In the event of closures, trail users are encouraged to utilize the parking lots near Boardman-Canfield Road and West Golf Drive.

Notice of March Board Meeting

The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks is scheduled for Monday, March 11, 2024, at 6:00 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 2:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting.

Mill Creek MetroParks Road Closures

The following roads in Mill Creek Park will be closed to vehicular traffic as well as cyclists and pedestrians from approximately 6:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2024, for the Youngstown Road Runners Club Mill Creek Distance Classic Half Marathon and 5 Mile Run:

  • Price Road
  • Calvary Run Drive
  • West Glacier Drive
  • W West Drive
  • West Drive
  • West Cohasset Drive
  • Cascade Road
  • West Valley Drive
  • High Drive
  • Chestnut Hill Drive
  • East Park Drive
  • Valley Drive
  • West Valley Drive
  • East Cohasset Drive
  • Robinson Hill Drive
  • Memorial Hill 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.

Temporary Closure of Wetmore Drive Parking Lot at Yellow Creek Park

The Wetmore Drive parking lot serving Yellow Creek Park in Struthers, Ohio, will close for approximately three (3) weeks beginning Monday, February 19, 2024. The temporary closure is in support of the Aqua Ohio Water Main Relocation project, a project to be completed in advance of the upcoming Wetmore Drive Bridge Replacement project. During the closure the parking lot is to be used exclusively by contractor and Aqua Ohio personnel. General public and park users are not permitted to park in or access this lot during the closure. Alternate parking for Yellow Creek Park is located off Lowellville Road near Bridge Street in downtown Struthers.

Notice of February Board Meeting

The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks is scheduled for Monday, February 12, 2024, at 6:00 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 2:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting.

Newport Wetlands Comfort Stations Closed for Improvements

Beginning the week of February 5, 2024, the two existing comfort stations located at the Newport Wetlands in Mill Creek Park will be closed. These existing comfort stations will be demolished and replaced with a new, prefabricated concrete restroom. The anticipated project duration, including all excavation, installation, and construction activities, is approximately three weeks. Access to the adjacent parking lot and Davies Wetland Trail will be maintained throughout the project.

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

A Brush with Nature to be on Display in Weller Gallery

Mill Creek MetroParks presents A Brush with Nature showcasing local artists from the Mahoning Valley Watercolor Society (MVWS). The exhibit will feature 31 local artists who create with watercolor techniques. MVWS was founded in 1982 by eleven area artists with a goal to encourage local watercolor painters. The Society provides watercolorists with a place to share work, to learn more about watercolor techniques, and to receive information regarding watercolor-related events in the community. The MVWS artist group includes beginners, as well as professional artists, who teach and show their work internationally.

This free exhibit will be displayed January 26, 2024 through March 31, 2024, within the Weller Gallery inside the Davis Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens, during normal operating hours of Tuesdays – Sundays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed Mondays.

For more information on this exhibit please visit www.millcreekmetroparks.org or call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330.740.7116.

Notice of January Board Meeting

The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks is scheduled for Monday, January 8, 2024, at 6:00 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 2:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting.

Notice of December Board Meeting

The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks is scheduled for Monday, December 11, 2023, at 6 p.m. in the Rossi Auditorium at Fellows Riverside Gardens, in Youngstown. 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 at 5:30 p.m. at the same location.