Road closings in and around Mill Creek MetroParks

Mill Creek MetroParks Winter Road Closures

Effective Friday, December 3, 2021 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 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 Noon on Sunday, November 7, 2021 for the Youngstown Road Runners Club Distance Classic Half Marathon and 5 Mile Run:

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

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, October 17, 2021 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 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 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, October 3, 2021 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 Road Closures

The following roads in Mill Creek Park will be closed to vehicular traffic as well as cyclists and pedestrians from approximately 6:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 19, 2021

for the Green Cathedral Half Marathon/5K:

 

  • Bears Den Drive
  • Cross Drive
  • New Cross Drive
  • Lily Pond Drive
  • West Drive
  • West Glacier Drive
  • Memorial Hill Drive
  • East Park Drive
  • Valley Drive
  • Chestnut Hill Drive
  • High Drive
  • West Cohasset Drive
  • Robinson 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.

 

Parking Lot Closures – 2021 Asphalt Preventative Maintenance

Starting Tuesday, September 14, 2021, various parking lots throughout Mill Creek MetroParks will be closed for asphalt preventative maintenance. Work will consist of vegetation removal, cleaning, asphalt patching, crack filling, asphalt sealing, and line striping these existing asphalt surfaces.

Several parking lots closing at prominent MetroParks’ facilities include Yellow Creek Park and Mill Creek Park’s Flats, Scholl Recreation Area, and East Golf Hike & Bike Trail Overflow Lot (on West Golf Drive).  While the lots are closed, the park facilities at which they are located will remain open. No programs, special events or rentals will be impacted by these temporary closures.

The project is expected to last approximately twenty-one (21) days in total, barring any inclement weather that would delay or prolong the anticipated project schedule. Lots at each facility will reopen once work has been completed.

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

 

Mill Creek Park Drive Resurfacing

Beginning on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, East Newport Drive from Shields Road to Kreiders Entrance and Valley Drive from East Park Drive to the Suspension Bridge (PID#111483) in Mill Creek Park will be closed for drive resurfacing. Work will include pavement planing, placing intermediate and surface courses of asphalt concrete, placing and compacting shoulder aggregate, pavement markings and miscellaneous related items. All vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be prohibited while work is conducted along these sections of park drives.

Work is expected to last no longer than twenty-five (25) days, barring any inclement weather that would delay or prolong the anticipated project schedule.

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

Drive Closure for Old Orchard Bridge Improvements

Starting the week of Monday, August 23, 2021, Old Orchard Bridge (PID#111316) on Chestnut Hill Drive in Mill Creek Park will be closed for bridge and drive improvements. Work will include replacement of the existing bridge railing and curb, waterproofing, new concrete sidewalk, resurfacing of bridge deck and drive approaches, and related items of construction. Chestnut Hill Pavilion will remain accessible from High Drive (near the Scholl Recreation Area), but Chestnut Hill Drive from Canfield Road (US-62) to Chestnut Hill Pavilion will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Detour shall be Canfield Road, Bears Den Road and High Drive.

 

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

 

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

Temporary Adjustment for Daffodil Meadow Visitation

Mill Creek MetroParks understands the impact the East Newport Drive closure has brought to the public and with that accommodations have been made in providing a temporary change in traffic patterns to permit vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists the opportunity to experience Daffodil Meadow this spring. All park users will be permitted to travel to Daffodil Meadow and slightly beyond, at which point they will be instructed to turn around.

 

By order of MetroParks Police, it is imperative for park visitors to continue to abide by the directional and regulatory signage, as well as the barricades which prevent access to the roadway slide/future project site to ensure visitor safety during the closure and duration of the project.

Mill Creek MetroParks Winter Road Closures

Effective Monday, November 30, 2020 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.