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 6:30 a.m. until Noon on Sunday, April 14, 2019 for the Run Y-town 10 Mile Run:

 

  • Old Mill Drive
  • Kreider’s Entrance
  • West Newport Drive
  • East Newport Drive
  • Chestnut Hill Drive
  • East Golf Hike-Bike Trail

 

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.

 

MetroParks Farm Parking Lot Improvements – Construction Parking

Construction for the 2019 MetroParks Farm Parking Lot Improvements will begin this Monday, April 15, 2019 and will continue until Friday, April 26, 2019. Construction dates may adjust depending on weather conditions.

Over the duration of construction, public parking will be designated in the gravel lot. The Administration Office, Education Building, Animal Barns, MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead, and Recycling Center will remain open throughout construction. While construction is being completed, please exercise caution when accessing these facilities.

Any questions or concerns may be directed to the MetroParks Administration Office at 330.702.3000.

 

 

Notice of MetroParks Standing Committee Meetings

The Community Engagement Standing Committee to the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks will meet on Friday, April 12, 2019, at 10 a.m. in Classroom A at the MetroParks Farm in Canfield.

 

The Environment Standing Committee to the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks will meet on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 12 noon, in Classroom A at the MetroParks Farm in Canfield.

 

The Horticulture Standing Committee to the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks will meet on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the parking lot of the Ford Nature Center. There are no restrooms available at this location. In case of rain, the meeting will be held at the Birch Hill Cabin.

Notice of April Board Meeting

The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks is scheduled for Monday, April 8, 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 announces seasonal road closures to reopen

Mill Creek MetroParks will be reopening some roads that were closed for the winter season.

Drivers will be able to use High Drive between Chestnut Hill Drive and West Cohasset Drive, Chestnut Hill Drive between Canfield Road and High Drive and Calvary Run Drive between Bella Vista Avenue and Milton Avenue.

These roads will open to traffic on April 5.

For more information on Mill Creek MetroParks, visit www.millcreekmetroparks.org.

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Mill Creek MetroParks to Open Roads Closed During Winter Season

Effective Friday, April 5, 2019 the following roads in Mill Creek Park will re-open to vehicular traffic:

 

  • High Drive, between Chestnut Hill Drive and West Cohasset Drive
  • Chestnut Hill Drive, between Canfield Road and High Drive
  • Calvary Run Drive, between Belle Vista Avenue and Milton Avenue

 

 

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.

Mill Creek MetroParks Celebrates Spring with Daffodil Weekend

Celebrate spring and discover the delights of daffodils during Daffodil Weekend, inside the Davis Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens (123 McKinley Avenue, Youngstown). Enter your perfect bloom in the daffodil show at the Davis Center on Friday, April 12 from 3 pm – 5 pm and Saturday, April 13 from 8 am – 10 am, judging will begin at 10:30 am and conclude at 12:30 pm. The daffodil show will be open to the public, free of charge Saturday, April 13 from 1 pm – 5 pm and Sunday, April 14 from 10 am – 5 pm. Venture outside and take a stroll through the Gardens on April 13 at 1:00 pm during a guided walk to see the over 200 different species and cultivars in the Narcissus collection. Take a Cohasset Express trolley ride on April 14 at 12:30 pm from the Gardens down to Lake Newport to explore Daffodil Meadow or a hike to Daffodil Meadow at 2:00 pm with the Wild Women of Mill Creek.

 

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

Mill Creek MetroParks Bikeway Detour Now Open

The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission (OTIC) has been in the process of replacing the existing turnpike bridges located directly south of Kirk Road Trailhead with a large concrete arch culvert, thus creating a tunnel for the bikeway under the turnpike. The project began on July 17, 2018 and is expected to be completed in late 2019.

 

The OTIC recently completed construction of a temporary detour for MetroParks Bikeway traffic to safely travel around the construction project. The detour is now officially open for use, thus reconnecting the bikeway to the section south of Kirk Road. Once OTIC’s project is totally completed in 2019, the detour will be removed and bikeway traffic will be routed through the new tunnel.

ODNR Division of Wildlife to Release Rainbow Trout at Mill Creek MetroParks

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Wildlife is donating approximately 2,500, 10 – 14” catchable-size rainbow trout to Mill Creek MetroParks and they are scheduled to deliver the fish to Lake Glacier on Thursday, April 4, 2019. The release is expected to occur late morning, but the specific time is unknown based on several factors, as determined by ODNR and their hatchery.

 

Anglers must comply with the following rules:

  • State of Ohio fishing licenses are required
  • Foul-hooks are not permitted
  • Five (5) fish per person per day limit
  • No fishing is permitted in the area directly adjacent to the Lake Glacier Boathouse nor from the pedestrian bridge.

 

ODNR Division of Wildlife officials and Mill Creek MetroParks Police are authorized to check for current fishing licenses and to inspect all fish caught.

 

For more information about Mill Creek MetroParks and fishing/boating season, visit our website at www.millcreekmetroparks.org. For information about Ohio fishing license requirements/stocking program, visit ODNR’s website at http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov.

Mill Creek MetroParks to hold Annual Farm Animal Baby Shower

Mill Creek MetroParks will be holding its annual Farm Animal Baby Shower at the MetroParks Farm (7574 Columbiana-Canfield Rd, Canfield) on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Sponsored by 21 WFMJ / WBCB, this is a free, family-friendly event. Families are encouraged to visit anytime between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to meet new arrivals to the MetroParks Farm including goats, lambs, and bottle baby calf (all born this spring), chicks, ducks, turkeys, geese, and more. There will also be mother animals who are still expecting and a mare with her foal. Cake and punch will be served while supplies last. Donations are accepted. Concession trailer and drinks are available – cash only.  

Farm Animal Baby Shower is also the official opening of the barns at the MetroParks Farm. Barns will be open for the public to come and view the animals daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., with extended hours until 6 p.m. during summer months and Sunday’s 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Many baby animals will be here all spring.

For more information on this event, please call 330.702.3000 or visit our website at www.millcreekmetroparks.org.