Mill Creek MetroParks Parking Lot Closures

Multiple parking lots and asphalt surfaces throughout Mill Creek Park will be temporarily closed for the MetroParks annual asphalt sealing and preventive maintenance project. The work is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, and will continue for several days. Lots will be closed for several days, and will reopen once vehicular traffic is permitted. Several of the prominent lots and surfaces scheduled for work include the following:


– Birch Hill Cabin

– Newport Wetlands – North

– Bears Den Cabin

– Bears Den Meadow

– Bears Den Drive – Picnic

– Wick Recreation Area – Ballfield Trail

– Lower Slippery Rock


While the lots are closed, the facilities they support will remain open and accessible for public use. Rentals and scheduled programming will not be impacted by this project. Please use alternate parking lots to access these facilities when lots are closed.


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