ODNR to release rainbow trout in Mill Creek Park

Even though temperatures won’t be that warm on Thursday, you might want to get your fishing poles out of storage.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’s Division of Wildlife is having its yearly rainbow trout release in Mill Creek Park.

ODNR will dump 2,500 fish into Lake Glacier sometime in the late morning — the exact time hasn’t been determined. 

You must have a fishing license in order to catch the fish, and you can only catch up to five per day. In addition, foul-hooks are not permitted, and no fishing is permitted in the area directly adjacent to the Lake Glacier Boathouse and the pedestrian bridge. 

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Mill Creek maintaining trails, says it’s a never ending battle


More than 45 miles of trails snake their way through Mill Creek Metroparks and workers say maintaining them is a never-ending battle. Steve Avery of the Mill Creek Metroparks says this is a battle worth fighting.

“The majority of our trails are existing trails — so we are trying to maintain what we already have. So there’s infrastructure, there’s retaining walls, there’s drainage.”

The park says they spend more than $100 thousand every year to keep the trails in good condition.

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Mill Creek Park bike trail closed for bridge replacements


The Metro Parks bike trail will be closed near the Kirk Road entrance in Austintown.

The Ohio Turnpike is rebuilding two bridges that go over the trail. So they’re shutting down the trail for safety concerns.

Bikers and walkers cannot go south on the bike trail from Kirk Road. But you can still get onto the trail going north.

The bridges crews are replacing are just south of Kirk Rd.

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Notice of MetroParks Standing Committee Meetings

The Environment Standing Committee to the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks will meet Thursday, April 12, 2018, Noon, in Classroom A at the MetroParks Farm. 

The Horticulture Standing Committee to the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks will meet Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6 p.m., at Birch Hill Cabin, off of McCollum Road, Youngstown.

The Nature Education Standing Committee to the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks will meet Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 6:30 p.m., in Classroom A at the MetroParks Farm.

Notice of April Board Meeting

The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks is scheduled for Monday, April 9, 2018, 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.

Health officials expand bacteria testing at Mill Creek Park’s Lake Newport

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Mill Creek Park lakes likely to remain closed for the rest of the summer

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