Road closings in and around Mill Creek MetroParks

Mill Creek MetroParks 2020 Parking Lot Improvements Project

Construction for the MetroParks’ 2020 Parking Lot Improvements project will begin on Monday, June 29, 2020. Improvements are being made at the following locations:

– The East Golf Hike & Bike Trail Parking Lot (West Golf Drive)

– The Flats Parking Lot

The following drives may have temporary closures over this time to accommodate construction activities:

– Valley Drive (at the Suspension Bridge)

Access to the East Golf Hike & Bike Trail and the Flats will remain open. Throughout the duration of construction, parking for these facilities will be designated at the East Golf Hike & Bike Trailhead at US-224 and Shields Road for trail access and at the Oak Grove/Idora parking lots for access to the Flats. Please avoid construction areas and exercise caution while accessing the East Golf Hike & Bike Trail and the Flats.

The parking lot improvements project is anticipated to be completed within two months. Construction dates may adjust depending on weather conditions. Any questions or concerns may be directed to the MetroParks Administration Office at 330.702.3000 or at soldham@millcreekmetroparks.org.

Mill Creek MetroParks Road Closures

The following roads and areas in Mill Creek MetroParks will be closed to vehicular traffic, as well as cyclists and pedestrians from approximately 6:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., on Sunday, October 27, 2019 for the Youngstown Marathon:

 

Lily Pond Drive (South of Lily Pond Parking Lot)

West Drive

West Glacier Drive

Price Road

Slippery Rock Bridge

Robinson Hill Drive

East Cohasset Drive

West Cohasset Drive

High Drive

Valley Drive

East Park Drive

Old Mill Drive

East Newport Drive

Kreider’s Entrance

West Newport Drive

East Golf Drive & parking areas

Bear’s Den Drive

Price Road and Lower Gate of Fellows Riverside Gardens

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 a.m. until Noon on Sunday, August 25, 2019 for the Covelli Panerathon:

 

  • Price Road
  • Price Road entrance of Fellows Riverside Gardens
  • West Glacier Drive
  • West 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.

Mill Creek MetroParks Winter Road Closures

Effective Friday, December 7, 2018 the following roads in Mill Creek Park will be closed to vehicular traffic for the winter:

 

  • 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 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.

Mill Creek MetroParks Drive Closures

East Newport Drive and the Kreider’s Entrance roadway to East Newport Drive in Mill Creek Park will be temporarily closed for the MetroParks’ annual lane paving project. The work is scheduled to begin on Monday, November 19, 2018, and will continue for several days. Both drives will reopen once vehicular traffic is permitted.

 

While the drives are closed, vehicular and pedestrian access to nearby facilities will be impacted. The closure will impact the following facilities:

  • Daffodil Meadow
  • East Newport Boat Launch

 

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