Road closings in and around Mill Creek MetroParks

Mill Creek MetroParks Road Closures Saturday

The following roads in Mill Creek Park will be closed to vehicular traffic as well as cyclists and pedestrians from approximately 7 a.m. until noon on Saturday, May 10 for the Fitness Together 5k Run/Walk:

  • Bears Den Drive
  • Cross Drive
  • New Cross Drive
  • West Drive

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.

Winter Road Closings in Mill Creek MetroParks

(Youngstown, Ohio)  Effective Monday, December 2, the following roads in Mill Creek Park will be closed to vehicular traffic for the winter:

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

When snow and ice create slippery conditions, roadways with limited shoulders, lack of guardrails, and steep grades become increasingly hazardous for motorists. While closed to vehicular traffic, these roads are available for various recreational uses, such as hiking, bicycling, cross country skiing and sledding. Additional benefits of the 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. For more information, call the Mill Creek MetroParks Administrative Office at 330.702.3000.

MetroParks Roads to Close for Suicide Prevention Walk

On Saturday, October 12, 2013, the following roads in Mill Creek MetroParks will be closed from approximately 7:00 until 11:00 a.m. for the Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk: Bears Den Drive, Cross Drive, New Cross Drive, and West Drive.

MetroParks Roads to Close for Youngstown Peace Race

On Sunday, October 13, 2013, the following roads in Mill Creek MetroParks will be closed from approximately 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. 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, and the Price Road entrance of Fellows Riverside Gardens.

MetroParks Roads to Close for Green Cathedral Half Marathon

On Sunday, September 15, 2013, the following roads in Mill Creek MetroParks will be closed from approximately 6:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. for the Green Cathedral Half Marathon & 5k Race: West Glacier Drive, West Drive, Bears Den Drive, New Cross Drive, Lily Pond Drive, Cross Drive, West Cohasset Drive, High Drive, Chestnut Hill Drive, East Park Drive, Valley Drive, East Glacier Drive, Memorial Hill Drive, Robinson Hill Drive, Old Mill Drive, Kreider’s Entrance, East Newport Drive, and West Newport Drive. First Annual Race Will Raise Funds for Children’s Play Area.