Mill Creek MetroParks Winter Road Closures

Effective Friday, December 8, 2023 the following roads in Mill Creek Park will be closed to vehicular traffic for the winter season:

  • 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

When closed to vehicular traffic, these roads are available for recreational use for hiking, cross country skiing and sledding. Aside from recreational opportunities, benefits of winter road closures include cost savings associated with snow/ice removal as well as a reduction of negative environmental impacts from deicing salt. All roads will reopen in the spring when the weather permits.

In the winter months, snow and ice can create slippery roadway conditions. Roads with limited shoulders, lack of guardrails and steep grades can become increasingly hazardous for motorists. Always use caution when driving on MetroParks roads.

Holiday Festivities at Fellows Riverside Gardens

Beginning December 2, 2023 – January 2, 2024, the D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens will present Winter Celebration: Festival of Trees, which is a family-friendly, admission-free event sponsored by 21 WFMJ/WBCB. This year, 60 uniquely decorated trees by local nonprofits will bring magic to the Davis Center for all to enjoy. Visitors will also be able to view the beautiful seasonal flowers on display. Visitors can experience Winter Celebration: Festival of Trees Tuesdays – Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., closed Christmas Eve December 24, 2023.

On Sunday evenings December 3, 10, and 17, 2023, Fellows Riverside Gardens and the Davis Center hours will be extended until 7:00 p.m. for guests to experience Winter Nights featuring an outdoor light display highlighting the beauty of winter. Inside the Davis Center, take in the beauty of the Winter Celebration tree display, find the perfect gift at the Shop in the Gardens, and savor refreshments available for purchase in Kravitz’s Garden Cafe. Special appearances from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. include Mrs. Claus on Sunday, December 3, Buddy and Jovie on Sunday, December 10th, and Cindy and Mr. Grinch on Sunday, December 17.

One weekend only, Festive Finds will take place inside the Davis Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Over 25 vendors will be on-site for last-minute gift and holiday treat needs. Whether you’re searching for the perfect present or simply indulging in some delightful seasonal goodies, our vendors will have something special just for you. Festive Finds runs Saturday, December 16, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 17, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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

Lanterman’s Mill Parking Lot Closure

The Lanterman’s Mill main parking lot located on East Park Drive will be closed for maintenance activities on Monday, November 27 and will reopen on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. The overflow lot will remain open and available for parking.

Celebrating the Holiday Weekend with Mill Creek MetroParks

Kick off your holiday weekend with the Black Friday Sale at Mill Creek Golf Course Golf Shop on Friday, November 24, 2023. Stop in from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to purchase your favorite golfer something special for next season.

On Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., visit Lanterman’s Mill for Christmas at the Mill. Sponsored by 21 WFMJ/WBCB, visitors will experience Lanterman’s Mill dressed in its holiday finery for this traditional, family-friendly, free admission event. Taste chestnuts roasted on an open fire, watch artisans demonstrating crafts, purchase unique handcrafted gifts for the holidays, enjoy festive entertainment and more! Santa will visit both days from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. To share the holiday spirit with others, consider bringing a new hat, scarf, or pair of mittens to decorate the “Giving Tree.” Donated items will warm up local children in need this winter.

For more information about the holiday weekend events in the MetroParks, please visit millcreekmetroparks.org.

Notice of November Board Meeting

The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks is scheduled for Monday, November 13, 2023, 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.

Hawkins Marsh Improvements

Beginning Tuesday, October 31, 2023, the MetroParks’ facility Hawkins Marsh will be closed for an improvement project. This project includes installation of an access drive, parking lot, and aggregate trails. Work will consist of earthwork, aggregate placement, and miscellaneous related items.

The project is expected to last approximately sixty (60) days in total, barring any inclement weather that would delay or prolong the anticipated project schedule.

Funding for this project is provided through a successful Clean Ohio Conservation Fund grant which provides up to 75% funding for this improvement project.

Please visit www.millcreekmetroparks.org for additional project information or contact Mill Creek MetroParks at 330-702-3000 with questions.

East Glacier Drive Paving and Guardrail

Beginning Tuesday, October 31, 2023, East Glacier Drive in Mill Creek Park near Glenwood Avenue will be closed for infrastructure repair. Work will consist of minor earthwork, asphalt resurfacing, installation of a new guardrail, and miscellaneous related items.

The project is expected to last approximately thirty (30) days in total, barring any inclement weather that would delay or prolong the anticipated project schedule.

Access to East Glacier Drive from Orange Avenue, Glenwood Avenue, or High Street will not be available. Volney Rogers Field and lower parking lot will remain accessible from Memorial Hill Drive.

Please visit www.millcreekmetroparks.org for additional project information or contact Mill Creek MetroParks at 330-702-3000 with questions.

Mill Creek MetroParks Closures

The following roads and areas will be closed to vehicular traffic, as well as cyclists and pedestrians from approximately 6:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., on Sunday, October 22, 2023, for the Youngstown Half Marathon and Relay, 5K, and Kids Fun Run:

East Cohasset Drive

West Cohasset Drive

Cascade Road

Valley Drive

West Valley Drive

East Park Drive

Old Mill Drive

East Newport Drive

Kreider’s Entrance

West Newport Drive

East Golf Drive & parking areas both at Route 224 and Shields Road

West Golf Drive from the Mill Creek Golf Course Parking Lot north to Shields Road

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 October Board Meeting

The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks is scheduled for Monday, October 16, 2023, 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.

Closures for Youngstown Peace Race

The following drives/roads in Mill Creek Park will be closed to vehicular traffic as well as cyclists and pedestrians from approximately 7:00 a.m. until Noon on Sunday, October 8, 2023, for the Youngstown Peace Race:

  • High Drive
  • Chestnut Hill Drive
  • East Park Drive
  • Valley Drive
  • West Cohasset Drive
  • Bears Den Drive
  • West Drive
  • West Glacier Drive
  • Price Road
  • Price Road entrance of Fellows Riverside Gardens

Always use caution when driving on park 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.